ERIC Number: ED168658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-12
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating and Communicating College Transfer Students' Perceptions of Selected Institutional Characteristics.
Kirby, Emily B.
The Transfer Programs Outcomes (TPO) system developed by Oakton Community College (Illinois) focuses on the evaluation and communication of community college transfer students' perceptions of selected senior institutional characteristics. The objectives of the program are (1) to develop an effective, rapid feedback method for follow-up of community college students at senior institutions; (2) to develop a dissemination strategy for results; (3) to develop tools for assuring collection, analysis, and transmission of information about transfer to the senior institution; and (4) to increase the accuracy of prediction of success of transfer students. TPO data gathering procedures entail each college counselor being responsible for transfer relationships with one senior institution within the state. A one-page questionnaire eliciting information from the transfer students on the community college, senior college, and articulation was designed to provide a textual summary of results to be sent to transfers within four weeks of the original mailing, which also encourages non-respondents to return their questionnaires, and to generate an annual report comparing senior institutions and providing a composite of student perceptions of their community college experience. The development of the data base, methods of analysis, and the dissemination strategy are discussed and a bibliography is included. (MB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Counselor Role, Graduate Surveys, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Research, Participant Satisfaction, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Transfer Students, Transfers, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)