ICAS News and Events

Upcoming ICAS Meetings

2019-20 ICAS meeting dates: TBA

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Statement of Competencies in the Natural Sciences Expected of Entering Freshmen

Revised Spring 2016

In 2013, California adopted revised standards for education in the natural sciences based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These new standards were designed to move away from an exhaustive list of content toward a greater focus on outcomes that would indicate a deeper understanding of underlying scientific phenomena. This Statement of Competencies in the Natural Sciences Expected of Entering Freshmen is intended to update the 1988 Statement on Natural Science Expected of Entering Freshmen in order to reflect this shift in science education in California. The Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) appointed faculty from the California Community Colleges, California State University, and the University of California to a task force charged with updating the previous statement to reflect current practices in science education.

Memos Regarding Articulation and CCC Course Outlines Available

On June 21, 2011, memos signed by the community college, CSU and UC Academic Senates were released regarding the use of community college course outlines in the articulation process. 

New Math Competencies Statements Are Available

Revised May 2013

The goal of this Statement on Competencies in Mathematics Expected of Entering College Students is to provide a clear and coherent message about the mathematics that students need to know and to be able to do to be successful in college. While parts of this Statement were written with certain audiences in mind, the document as a whole should be useful for anyone who is concerned about the preparation of California’s students for college. This represents an effort to be realistic about the skills, approaches, experiences, and subject matter that make up an appropriate mathematical background for entering college students.


Some Background

Who is ICAS?

The meetings of ICAS are financed by the segments and deal with a variety of issues of mutual concern such as student preparation for postsecondary education, the California Master Plan for Higher Education, access, transfer, articulation, general education, and educational quality and standards.
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ICAS Roster

2018-2019 representatives from three ICAS segments.
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Memorandum on the Master Plan

Dated on December 17, the memorandum on the Master Plan was submitted.
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