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Community college leaders warn of ‘dire’ consequences of proposed transfer rules

Ed Source

Ashleigh Panoo
January 23, 2023
Critics say enrollment crisis may occur if psychology, phys ed, health science are dropped from transfer requirements. Others say fears are overblown.
A statewide effort to streamline transfer to California’s two public university systems is facing controversy over which classes students should be required to take at their community colleges before making the switch.
The proposed general education pathway — a list of lower-division course requirements — to transfer to the University of California and the California State University so far does not include classes in such areas as psychology, physical education, health science and child development. Community colleges are protesting that omission, claiming it will cause a collapse of enrollment in those courses and harm both faculty and students.