New SCA Curricula July 2017 - Ally Coffee Merchants
Education, Unification, and You

Will your credits and certificates transfer?

Anyone who has transferred from one university to another has lived through the stressful question of whether or not their credits would transfer as well. Even though courses at one college may be comparable to another college, the receiving institution may or may not count the course credit toward degree completion.  The implications of this are massive. A study by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York found that community college students who transferred in over half of the credits they earned were 250% more likely to graduate than those who transferred in less than half of their credits.

Transferring credits has always been a question in the specialty coffee world as well. For  years before the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe became a unified organization, participants of each program were asking if their credentials were honored by the other program.  For example, ‘If I completed SCAE Barista Intermediate, can I skip SCAA Barista Level 1 and go directly to Level 2?’  We heard the same questions with roasting and cupping classes. Responding to these member enquiries, education leaders from all the curricula (barista, brewing, cupping, roasting and green buying) of both organizations got together with their counterparts and compared the programs. Surprisingly to both sides, the programs weren’t too far apart. In fact, each program had elements that would improve the other program. Unification of the SCAA and SCAE has provided the perfect opportunity to create a comprehensive set of coffee education standards for our industry and eliminate the ‘transfer credit’ conundrum.

Although the content, standards, and practices of the SCAA and SCAE aligned with or complemented each other quite well, the structural differences between the two systems were significant.  Participants in the SCAA system historically have woven together individual classes at official SCAA events to complete their professional certificates over time. The system originally evolved this way, and only recently began to change as the result of expanded activities permitted at certified SCAA labs.  

However, in December of 2017 the SCAA system of individual class credits will end for good. The new unified SCA has chosen to adopt the European system:  Participants register for an entire course to complete over several days. This program change will go into effect on July 1, 2017, at which point all instructors will teach the new SCA unified curriculum. Additionally, no individual classes will be given or tracked after December of 2017.

What does this mean for those of you who are partially done with one or more of the ‘SCAA Educational Pathways’? For you to make use of class credits, you must complete your SCAA certificates by the end of 2017.  Completed certificates will have equivalency in the new system (the SCA will publish these soon), but individual classes will not transfer.

So what should you do now?  Call me!  Write to me and let me know what classes you still need and when you can come on over to our lab— our ‘Premier SCA Campus’.  From now through December I want do as many ‘on demand’ classes as you need. Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and I’ll post classes as others request them. I am @CoffeeTutor and you can reach me (Ildi Revi) at education@allycoffee.com .

This is a critical time to ensure that you receive credit for your professional development, and we want to be your Ally in making SCA education unification work to your benefit.

Read more from SCA Education here: http://scaaeducation.org/program-updates/curriculum-program-update/

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New SCA Curricula July 2017

Mar 15, 2017


Education, Unification, and You

Will your credits and certificates transfer?

Anyone who has transferred from one university to another has lived through the stressful question of whether or not their credits would transfer as well. Even though courses at one college may be comparable to another college, the receiving institution may or may not count the course credit toward degree completion.  The implications of this are massive. A study by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York found that community college students who transferred in over half of the credits they earned were 250% more likely to graduate than those who transferred in less than half of their credits.

Transferring credits has always been a question in the specialty coffee world as well. For  years before the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe became a unified organization, participants of each program were asking if their credentials were honored by the other program.  For example, ‘If I completed SCAE Barista Intermediate, can I skip SCAA Barista Level 1 and go directly to Level 2?’  We heard the same questions with roasting and cupping classes. Responding to these member enquiries, education leaders from all the curricula (barista, brewing, cupping, roasting and green buying) of both organizations got together with their counterparts and compared the programs. Surprisingly to both sides, the programs weren’t too far apart. In fact, each program had elements that would improve the other program. Unification of the SCAA and SCAE has provided the perfect opportunity to create a comprehensive set of coffee education standards for our industry and eliminate the ‘transfer credit’ conundrum.

Although the content, standards, and practices of the SCAA and SCAE aligned with or complemented each other quite well, the structural differences between the two systems were significant.  Participants in the SCAA system historically have woven together individual classes at official SCAA events to complete their professional certificates over time. The system originally evolved this way, and only recently began to change as the result of expanded activities permitted at certified SCAA labs.  

However, in December of 2017 the SCAA system of individual class credits will end for good. The new unified SCA has chosen to adopt the European system:  Participants register for an entire course to complete over several days. This program change will go into effect on July 1, 2017, at which point all instructors will teach the new SCA unified curriculum. Additionally, no individual classes will be given or tracked after December of 2017.

What does this mean for those of you who are partially done with one or more of the ‘SCAA Educational Pathways’? For you to make use of class credits, you must complete your SCAA certificates by the end of 2017.  Completed certificates will have equivalency in the new system (the SCA will publish these soon), but individual classes will not transfer.

So what should you do now?  Call me!  Write to me and let me know what classes you still need and when you can come on over to our lab— our ‘Premier SCA Campus’.  From now through December I want do as many ‘on demand’ classes as you need. Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and I’ll post classes as others request them. I am @CoffeeTutor and you can reach me (Ildi Revi) at education@allycoffee.com .

This is a critical time to ensure that you receive credit for your professional development, and we want to be your Ally in making SCA education unification work to your benefit.

Read more from SCA Education here: http://scaaeducation.org/program-updates/curriculum-program-update/


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</span></p><p dir=\"ltr\" style=\"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:#868686;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;\">Anyone who has transferred from one university to another has lived through the stressful question of whether or not their credits would transfer as well. Even though courses at one college may be comparable to another college, the receiving institution may or may not count the course credit toward degree completion. &nbsp;The implications of this are massive. A study by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York found that community college students who transferred in over half of the credits they earned were 250% more likely to graduate than those who transferred in less than half of their credits.</span></p><p></p><p dir=\"ltr\" style=\"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:#868686;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;\">Transferring credits has always been a question in the specialty coffee world as well. For &nbsp;years before the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe became a unified organization, participants of each program were asking if their credentials were honored by the other program. &nbsp;For example, ‘If I completed SCAE Barista Intermediate, can I skip SCAA Barista Level 1 and go directly to Level 2?’ &nbsp;We heard the same questions with roasting and cupping classes. 

Responding to these member enquiries, education leaders from all the curricula (barista, brewing, cupping, roasting and green buying) of both organizations got together with their counterparts and compared the programs.  Surprisingly to both sides, the programs weren’t too far apart.  In fact, each program had elements that would improve the other program. Unification of the SCAA and SCAE has provided the perfect opportunity to create a comprehensive set of coffee education standards for our industry and eliminate the ‘transfer credit’ conundrum.
</span></p><p></p><p></p><p dir=\"ltr\" style=\"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:#868686;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;\">Although the content, standards, and practices of the SCAA and SCAE aligned with or complemented each other quite well, the structural differences between the two systems were significant. &nbsp;Participants in the SCAA system historically have woven together individual classes at official SCAA events to complete their professional certificates over time. The system originally evolved this way, and only recently began to change as the result of expanded activities permitted at certified SCAA labs. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p dir=\"ltr\" style=\"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:#868686;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;\">However,</span><span style=\"font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:#868686;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;\"> in December of 2017 the SCAA system of individual class credits will end for good.</span><span style=\"font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:#868686;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;\"> The new unified SCA has chosen to adopt the European system: &nbsp;Participants register for an entire course to complete over several days. This program change will go into effect on July 1, 2017, at which point all instructors will teach the new SCA unified curriculum. Additionally, no individual classes will be given or tracked after December of 2017.</span></p><p></p><p dir=\"ltr\" style=\"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:#868686;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;\">What does this mean for those of you who are partially done with one or more of the ‘SCAA Educational Pathways’? </span><span style=\"font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:#868686;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;\">For you to make use of class credits, you must complete your SCAA certificates by the end of 2017. &nbsp;</span><span style=\"font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:#868686;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;\">Completed certificates will have equivalency in the new system (the SCA will publish these soon), but individual classes will not transfer.</span></p><p></p><p dir=\"ltr\" style=\"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:#868686;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;\">So what should you do now? &nbsp;Call me! &nbsp;Write to me and let me know what classes you still need and when you can come on over to our lab— our ‘Premier SCA Campus’. &nbsp;From now through December I want do as many ‘on demand’ classes as you need. Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and I’ll post classes as others request them. I am @CoffeeTutor and you can reach me (Ildi Revi) at <u>education@allycoffee.com </u>.</span></p><p></p><p dir=\"ltr\" style=\"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:#868686;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;\">This is a critical time to ensure that you receive credit for your professional development, and we want to be your Ally in making SCA education unification work to your benefit.</span></p>


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<i>Read more from SCA Education here: http://scaaeducation.org/program-updates/curriculum-program-update/</i>
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