ASSIST News and Updates

ASSIST News and Updates


Ryan Novero
Ryan Novero

ASSIST Staff

ASSISTance: Winter 2022

General Updates

Upcoming ASSIST Closures - Please note the following office closures for ASSIST Central Services (ACS):
  • Friday, March 25 - Cesar Chavez Holiday
  • Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day Holiday
ASSIST Visitors and Activities
  • Each day:
    • The ASSIST website averages 7,800 visits.
    • 92% of ASSIST users are looking for articulation agreements (14,400+ articulation agreements accessed per day).
    • 8% of ASSIST users are seeking transferability lists (1,200+ transferability lists accessed per day).
ASSIST Collaborative Group Updates
  • ASSIST Articulation Officer Workgroup - Topics of discussion at the last meeting included:
    • The use of placeholder articulation agreements on assist.org.
    • The possibility of using a standard curriculum data update form for data managing users.
    • How users track agreement publication.
    • The use of various system features when managing major articulation agreements.
       
  • Articulation Modernization Workgroup
    • In January, an additional developer joined the project and the velocity of work completed with a full team has increased.
    • Several development accomplishments related to creating and managing articulation and templates were shared with the group.
    • The developers have focused on completing larger framework structures first, then adding smaller features. At this stage in the project, the basic framework for creating and managing all types of articulation and templates is complete and we are seeing the smaller features, such as drag and drop features, header and label updates, and polishing progress every couple weeks. 
    • Work has also continued with regard to the articulation data conversion plan and organization related to articulation officer tasks in alignment with a system transition and training needs.
    • Coming soon: a page on the ASSIST Resource Center dedicated to sharing ongoing project updates.
Strategic Plan and Project Timeline - The 2021-2022 ASSIST Strategic Plan deliverables are located on the ASSIST Resource Center website. Also available is the 2021-2022 ASSIST Project Timeline of accomplishments and future milestones. This high-level chronology spans the fiscal year (July 2021 - June 2022) and complements the strategic plan's goals. As we approach the end of the third and final year of the current strategic plan, we look forward to collaborating with our ASSIST colleagues and partners to create a new framework for the ongoing decision-making process about the ASSIST program goals and activities. Please feel free to direct questions and comments about the strategic plan or timeline to help@assist.org.
 
ASSIST Data Extracts Available - We are pleased to announce ASSIST transferable course data extracts are now available to California Community College (CCC), California State University (CSU), and University of California (UC) campuses.
  • Current Release:
    • File #2 - CSU Transferable Courses
    • File #3 - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Approved Courses
    • File #4 - CSU General Education (CSU GE) Breadth Certification Courses
    • File #5 - CSU US History, Constitution and American Ideals (CSU AI) Approved Courses
  • Available March 2022
    • FIle #1 - UC Transferable (UC TCA) Courses

All data extracted from the ASSIST system is in a format to be uploaded and interpreted by another computer system, such as a campus degree audit or transfer planning application. For more information, please visit the Data page of the ASSIST Resource Center or send an email to help@assist.org.

Institution Name Change in ASSIST - Humboldt State University is now displayed in ASSIST as California Polytechnic University, Humboldt effective Fall 2021. Prior and new institution names both display in institution drop down menus since data is available for each institutional iteration.

The Annual CCC Transferability Review is Now Underway  - The CSU Office of the Chancellor (CSUCO) is reviewing CCC courses that have been submitted for CSU GE, IGETC, and/or CSU AI approval. The UC Office of the President (UCOP) is partnering as IGETC reviewers. The review process takes place in the ASSIST data management system with decisions expected to be provided to CCCs between April and May 2022. The decision results are typically reflected on assist.org sometime in May, when the next academic year data becomes available.

Coming Soon: The 2022-2023 Academic Year on assist.org - ASSIST releases the upcoming academic year in late spring (usually May) in order to make available updated general education transferability lists based on completion of the most recent CSU GE, CSU AI, and IGETC review cycle. The UC Transfer Course Agreement (UC TCA) and UC Transfer Admission Eligibility Course List will become available in the fall (approximately October) upon completion of the UCOP summer review cycle.

General Information About ASSIST - Did you know ASSIST provides a general information flyer for your use and distribution? The flyer is available on the Resources page of the ASSIST Resource Center. For questions or more information, please contact help@assist.org.

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