News

Transfer Tool Website vs. the New ASSIST Public Website

June 13, 2018
Learn about the differences between the temporary Course Transferability Tool website and the new ASSIST website.

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Development Update Webinar

May 17, 2018
This webinar is part of a series designed to provide updates on development of the new ASSIST system and a forum for users to submit questions about the new system.

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Development Updates for the New ASSIST System

April 27, 2018
We would like to update you on the development of the new ASSIST, which will provide a modernized and updated transfer and articulation system for California's colleges and universities.

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Project Update

April 20, 2018
Several things are taking place concurrently in our push forward with the ASSIST Next Gen project:

The new ASSIST Information website is under development by the Foundation for California Community Colleges. ASSIST is excited to share a preview of this updated website with users at the upcoming CIAC conference on May 3 and 4 in San Diego, CA.

Current project development is focused on resolving articulation and data related bugs. We hope to provide a separate development update with additional details soon.

Many users are updating their institution’s ASSIST data for the upcoming year by working in the Fall 2018 term/18-19 Academic Year. For support with these functions, contact your ASSIST Articulation Specialist.


Development and Release Notes

April 13, 2018
Here’s more information on work completed during the maintenance period on Friday, April 13, 2018:

Curriculum Area – Course and Prefix Merge/Split Functionalities 
The Merge and Split menu options on the Courses and Prefixes tabs will now be administrator-only options. 
In short, these two functions will no longer be accessible menu options for users, but you may contact your friendly ASSIST administrators to assist you with these.

Although not explicitly asked of the previous software developers, these functions were added into ASSIST Next Gen because they perceived the need to allow users to combine multiple course records together into one (merge) or to break up a single course record into distinct and separate records (split) while maintaining course history. In troubleshooting some issues with users who attempted to make use of these functions, we slowly realized that they were causing more significant data problems than solving, mostly because of confusing user interface design.

Thus, we’ve decided to remove direct availability of these functions temporarily. Instead, if you believe you’ve encountered a situation where your course data may require the use of either split or merge, please contact your ASSIST Articulation Specialist (Lindsey or Ryan) for further assistance. We’ll work closely with you to determine if a split or merge is necessary and if it turns out the use of one of these functions is appropriate, help you achieve the desired result. Please note this includes the split/merge functions in both the Courses tab and Prefixes tab.

In the future, we’ll be looking at how to improve the technology related to these functions to make them more usable with little to no error. In the meantime, let us know if you have any questions.


Tips and Tricks: Always Check the Term!

April 8, 2018
When you first log in to ASSIST, you should always verify the term or academic year you are working in. For CCC AOs, check the term in the top right corner of the page. If the term does not match where you need to complete your work, be sure to change the term in the Term dropdown menu and press go. For CSU or UC AOs, check the academic year in the top right corner of the page. If you need to complete work in an academic year different from the one that’s listed, change the academic year in the Academic Year dropdown. If you switch over to curriculum, the same check that CCC AOs should complete applies: double check the term you are working in, which is listed in the top right corner of the page. If you need to change it, use the Term dropdown and press go!