ERIC Number: ED237134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-13
Reference Count: 0
Petition to Increase Minority Transfer from Community Colleges to State Four Year Schools.
Avila, Joaquin G.; And Others
This petition documents the low tranfer rates of minority students attending California's community colleges, offers reasons for the failure of the community college transfer function, and suggests remedies to improve the transfer rate. Following an introduction to the situation in section I, section II identifies the petitioners in the case (i.e., Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Public Advocates, Inc., and the Sacramento Urban League) and the respondents (i.e., the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (CCC), Board of Trustees of the California State University and Colleges (CSUC), and Regents of the University of California (UC). Section III provides facts and statistics about the concentration of minority students in California's two-year colleges and their low transfer rates. This section also discusses reasons for the failure of the transfer function, focusing on the lack of agreement regarding course transferability, lack of adequate counseling, inadequate financial assistance, inadequate student preparation, and the special needs of minority transfer students. In addition, section III indicates that California's three institutions of higher education have violated state law. Finally, section IV offers suggestions for improving the transfer function, focusing on the provision of adequate counseling and transfer information for students, improved articulation, greater uniformity in course numbering and content, and improved preparation and services. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Public Advocates, Inc., San Francisco, CA.; Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., San Francisco, CA.