ERIC Number: ED178108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Increasing the Rate and Retention of Community College Transfers from Underrepresented Groups: A Report to the California Legislature.
California Univ., Berkeley. Board of Regents.; California State Univ. and Colleges, Los Angeles. Office of the Chancellor.; California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
The development is described of a master plan to increase the rate of enrollment and retention of minority, women, and handicapped student transfers from the California Community Colleges (CCC) to the University of California (UC) and the California State Universities and Colleges (CSUC). The report first cites the larger proportion of minority students within the CCC than within the UC or the CSUC, the increase in the percentage of undergraduate women at the UC and the CSUC, and the continuing efforts of all three educational segments to meet the needs of handicapped students. The non-traditional age and employment characteristics of CCC and CSUC students are then discussed, along with the need to create special outreach and support services for underrepresented students. In addition, the increased funding, institutional commitment, and intersegmental cooperation that such services require are considered. Next, a CCC proposal is examined for the improved identification of underrepresented community college students who, knowingly or unknowingly, are enrolled in a transfer sequence. The remainder of the report defines and discusses outreach, admissions, financial aid, and support services program areas as they relate to underrepresented student transfers. Existing institutional and joint efforts, joint definitions of problems, and proposed solutions are also outlined. (JP)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Rate, Females, Financial Needs, Handicapped Students, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Minority Groups, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, School Holding Power, Selective Admission, Services, State Colleges, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Student Mobility, Student Needs, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Board of Regents.; California State Univ. and Colleges, Los Angeles. Office of the Chancellor.; California Community Colleges, Sacramento.