ERIC Number: ED220162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Identifying and Assisting Potential Transfer Students: Policies and Practices.
Farland, Ronn; Cruz, Juan
Background, methodology, and findings are summarized from a survey of California community colleges, which was designed to ascertain current and proposed policies and practices with respect to identifying and assisting potential transfer students, and maintaining effective articulation or liaison with high schools and baccalaureate-granting institutions. The first sections provide background, discuss survey methodology and findings, and outline questions and policy issues raised by the survey findings. These questions deal with means of identifying potential transfer students; the colleges' responsibility for guiding students' long-range educational choices; the type of information needed to advise students; the college personnel who should be responsible for assisting potential transfer students; the colleges' responsibility in terms of course offerings; and the possible need for greater uniformity among campuses in the courses offered. State activities to resolve these questions are then proposed. The complete survey report is appended. Among the findings presented, which were based on responses from 94 of California's 106 community colleges, are the following: (1) 66% of the colleges had special activities to identify potential transfer students; (2) 39% provided resources for those who sought counseling, 11% mandated counseling on college entry, and 13% had active processes to identify and encourage transfer students; and (3) 69% had articulation agreements with local 4-year colleges. The questionnaire is included. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Report prepared for a background briefing of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Fresno, CA, September 16-17, 1982).