ERIC Number: ED214550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-8
Reference Count: 0
Issues Pertaining to the Transfer Function of the California Community Colleges: A Report Adopted by the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.
Designed as a formal response to the Report of the Task Group on Retention and Transfer (HE 014 825), by Gerald Kissler, which is sharply critical of the community college transfer program, this report examines issues related to the transfer of community college students to the University of California (UC) and the California State Universities and Colleges (CSUC). Following introductory material, issues are raised concerning the transfer of community college students to CSUC, including variations in the CSUC general education requirements and CSUC's policy allowing community colleges to certify the baccalaureate level of their transfer courses. The overall success of the CSUC articulation efforts is then stressed. Next, the basic assertions of the "Kissler Report" are cited and concerns regarding the report are identified in the areas of the adequacy and selection of data, study methodology, and appropriateness of the report's conclusions. Particularly questioned are assertions related to a decline in community college transfers to the UC; a decline in the academic performance of transfers; the relationship of these problems to the increased vocational orientation of the community colleges and to inadequate transfer preparation; the decline in the number of students wanting to attend community colleges; and the negative effects of these trends on transfer programs. Finally, a series of recommendations are presented to improve articulation within California's postsecondary system. (KL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; California Community Colleges; California State University and Colleges; University of California