ERIC Number: ED223280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Implementation of a "Plan for Obtaining Community College Transfer Student Information."
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report summarizes the progress made between 1980 and 1981 in the implementation of a plan to gather a variety of information about community college transfer students in California. After background on the adoption of the plan is provided, its underlying assumptions and objectives are outlined. Next, progress made in ascertaining the number of community college students eligible to transfer to the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) is detailed. After concluding that it is not possible for community colleges to provide a random sample of high school transcripts for first-time, full-time freshmen that could be used in estimating eligibility for university transfer, the report discusses alternative methods for obtaining this estimate. Next, UC and CSU efforts to establish profiles of transfer students that could be compared with profiles of transfer and non-transfer community college students are discussed. The next sections discuss current sources of information about the performance and persistence of transfer students; concerns related to longitudinal comparisons of transfer students and native university students; and the data on transfer students provided by independent institutions in the state. Finally, information obtained since the publication of the plan in 1980 is provided with respect to rates of transfer, student characteristics, and persistence and performance data. Appendices provide transfer student data and relevant documentation. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Eligibility, Enrollment Trends, Research Methodology, Research Problems, State Surveys, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Student Characteristics, Terminal Students, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Note: For related document, see JC 820 516.