ERIC Number: ED223277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Identifying and Assisting Transfer Students: Survey of Current Policies and Practices. California Community Colleges.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
In 1982, a study was conducted by the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges to determine the policies and practices that guide the state's community colleges in identifying and assisting potential transfer students. A questionnaire was distributed to all 106 community colleges, seeking information on social programs/activities to identify and assist potential transfers; the success of these activities; faculty role in facilitating transfer; required individual or group advisement; articulation efforts with other educational levels; and recommendations for improvements in current practices. Survey findings, based on an 85% response rate, included the following; (1) 66% of the colleges had special mechanisms to identify potential transfers, with the most common being self-designation on college forms and counseling at registration; (2) while 38% of the colleges felt it was the student's responsibility to identify him/herself as a transfer student and obtain the appropriate services, 29% reported that faculty, counselors, and administrators encourage students in the course of their studies; (3) the most common forms of assistance were counseling services and "college days or nights"; (4) 34% of the colleges felt that a more formal matriculation procedure would improve the identification of potential transfers; and (5) 69% of the schools had formal articulation agreements with four-year institutions and 52% had regular liaisons with local high schools. The questionnaire is appended. (KL)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Administrative Policy, Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Counseling, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Role, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.