7 February ASSISTance: January 2020 February 7, 2020By Ryan Novero General assistance, general, news 0 General Updates Upcoming Office Closures – In the month of February, ASSIST staff will be out of the office Monday, the 17th, in observance of Presidents’ Day. General Education Breadth Agreements on ASSIST – The ASSIST team is working with developers to resolve an issue that is preventing new (academic year 17-18 and beyond) General Education breadth agreements from appearing on www.assist.org. Please contact the specific university of interest should you have General Education Breadth articulation agreement questions (for contact information, please refer to the ASSIST Resource Center Contact page). New Announcements Feature on ASSIST – In January, the ASSIST site was updated to include a messaging feature in order to communicate important ASSIST public website information and announcements to www.assist.org users: Interim Explore Majors Feature – In January, the interim exploring majors feature launched to the public. This alternative tool (www.transferbound.com) was developed in partnership with Los Medanos College, and provides users with a basic way to search an area of interest, disciplines, and the majors offered at CSU and UC campuses. While CSU and UC Articulation Officers are in the process of providing updated major information, the process of updating information on the site may take place over time. When you visit www.assist.org now, you will find a link to the exploring majors tool in the new ASSIST messaging feature. For Articulation Officers and Data Managing ASSIST Users User-specific communication will continue to be delivered via the ASSIST Articulation listservs, while general updated will be provided here. Articulation Agreement Publication Reports – Links to updated reports are added daily to the publication report log on the shared CIAC google drive. You need access to the shared CIAC google drive to access the report. We send weekly update e-mails each Friday that include instructions for how to request access to the CIAC google drive that is hosted by CSU San Bernardino. Data Integrity Documents – ASSIST team member Liz Sanchez is actively working on data corrections including courses that are currently suppressed from applicable public site transferability lists. Institutions will be notified as these courses are returned to displaying on www.assist.org. In the meantime, ASSIST provided each articulation officer with a spreadsheet in October that contained institution-specific curriculum identified during the data integrity review process, including which courses are currently suppressed. No additional action is required of articulation officers other than being aware of which courses from your campus are currently suppressed and sharing the information with campus staff as appropriate until the course issues are remediated. Curriculum Corrections and Administrator-Only Functions – In addition to cross-listing changes, reactivations, and prefix changes, please continue to send any back-dated curriculum corrections (for example, a title changed in Fall 2002 and was never updated in ASSIST) to your assigned Articulation Specialist. Back-dated curriculum corrections are sophisticated and may require additional ASSIST admin actions. Related Posts ASSISTance: April 2020 A recap of general news and updates from ASSIST for April 2020. ASSISTance: February 2020 General news and updates from ASSIST for February 2020 ASSISTance: March 2020 General news and updates from ASSIST for March 2020 ASSISTance: January 2019 General updates and news from ASSIST staff for January 2019 ASSISTance: December 2019 General news and updates from ASSIST for December 2019 ASSISTance: Summer 2019 (July/August/September) General news and updates from ASSIST for Summer 2019, which covers the months of July, August, and September. Comment (0) Comments are closed.