ERIC Number: ED205115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
An Information System for Monitoring Transfer Student Performance at a State University. AIR Forum 1981 Paper.
An information system used to monitor the performance of transfer students who enroll at the Florida State University from Florida public community colleges is described. The information system was designed to provide offices on campus with data important to the recruitment/retention process. The reports most frequently requested include retention rates by race, sex, type of student at date of entry, and date of entry. Among the data elements are the following: state of residence, degree being sought, student level, grade point average at time of admission, major, and current term hour load. The university also surveys students regarding their expectations, career aspirations, satisfaction with the university environment, and reasons for withdrawal. The survey instruments include: the Cooperative Institutional Research Program Questionnaire, a transfer student reaction survey administered approximately six weeks into the fall quarter, and a withdrawal questionnaire. Among the current uses of the information system are to provide data for reports concerning programs and policies needed to improve retention of minority students. Data on retention rates by sex and type of student at date of entry are used to demonstrate university compliance with Title IX. Additionally, the Community College Relations Office on campus and at each of the community colleges is provided a series of reports on community college transfers. This information can be used to counsel prospective transfer students. Similar reports are prepared for the deans of each school or college at the university. Previous transfer student research is briefly reviewed, and a bibliography is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Information Systems, Institutional Research, Performance Factors, Recordkeeping, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum; Florida State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (21st, Minneapolis, MN, May 17-20, 1981).