The following list is intended to help new articulation officers identify many of the immediate responsibilities and important tasks associated with the role. Please note that this list is not comprehensive, as every college has its own scope and strategy with respect to carrying out the articulation mission.

Any questions regarding the list below should be addressed to Bob Quinn or Sean Madden.

People to Contact

  • Your college’s former Articulation Officer. Request an orientation, if possible.
  • Your immediate supervisor regarding the expectations of your new role.
  • The CCC Chancellor’s Office Transfer & Articulation staff. Introduce yourself to:
  • Your articulation officer statewide regional representative. Introduce yourself. Your regional representative is a great resource and can keep you in the loop regarding upcoming regional meetings to attend. If you do not know the representative for your region, please contact us.
  • The ASSIST Coordination Site. Contact ASSIST staff at to alert them to your new role, receive an ASSIST logon, and request training.

Professional Organizations to Join

  • The role-specific Articulation Officer alias list ( Ask your college’s email administrator to add your name to receive emails.
  • The Articulation Officers with Baccalaureate Degrees listserv ( Ask Bob or Sean to add your name to receive emails.
  • The California Intersegmental Articulation Council (CIAC). Visit the council’s website to 1) announce your new role and 2) request access to the listserv, the CIAC Google team drive, and the calendar. Once you have access to the team drive, update the CIAC directory with your information or ask the moderator to do so.
  • The CCC Transfer Counselor website. Add yourself to the listserv and take advantage of the self-tutorial and/or webinar training session.
  • The CCC Counselor listserv provides general counseling information and will help keep you apprised of counseling-related issues and announcements. Subscribe to this listserv by sending an email to from the email account you want subscribed with the words “SUBSCRIBE CCC-COUNSELORS” in the body of the message.
  • The Vision Resource Center (VRC). Add yourself to the Transfer community. To join the VRC, create an account.

Materials to Review

  • The CIAC Handbook (published by CIAC)
  • The CIAC Events webpage
  • The C-ID website
  • Your college’s transfer volumes and rates. Visit the Chancellor's Office Transfer & Articulation Unit Transfer Data Resources for links to transfer volumes and rates by college, district, statewide, and special cohorts. Please contact Bob Quinn or Sean Madden for a copy.

Compliance Requirements

  • The status of your college’s Transfer Center Plan. This is a Title 5 section 51027 regulatory requirement. Initiate the process of evaluating compliance to the plan’s goals and resolving any deviations you discover.
  • The status of your college’s Transfer Advisory Committee, also a Title 5 section 51027 regulatory requirement.

Reports to Prepare

The annual transfer center report submitted by October 31 every year to the CCC Chancellor’s Office per Title 5 section 51027. Please contact Bob/Sean for the URL and your login credentials.

Professional Events to Attend

  • CCC New Articulation Officer Training, sponsored by the CCC Chancellor’s Office and typically held every September. Please contact Bob Quinn or Sean Madden for details.
  • Statewide annual counselor conferences (e.g., Ensuring Transfer Success, WACAC conference). WACAC also provides Share, Learn & Connect professional development workshops regionally throughout the year. Be sure to join the professional organizations listed above in order to receive announcements regarding these events. The CSU is currently changing its format for the fall in-person conference to an online mode. Details are pending. The UC no longer provides fall conferences, but as an alternative provides one-hour topic specific webinars throughout the fall and spring semesters.