ERIC Number: ED352093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan-14
Reference Count: N/A
2 + 2 + 2 Evaluation and Report.
Helm, Phoebe; deAnda, Rosa
As a result of a study by the California Postsecondary Education Commission on the feasibility of extending secondary school-community college articulated career programs to the baccalaureate degree level, the 1988-89 state budget provided $410,000 to support the development of a 3-year 2 + 2 + 2 pilot program. In November 1988, 18 projects were selected and funded, with a designated focus on program planning. During the second year, 27 projects were funded, with a focus on program implementation. In the final year of the pilot project, 24 of the 27 second-year projects received additional funding, with the goal of institutionalizing the projects and developing materials and resources for dissemination. A third-party evaluation of the project, utilizing site visits, annual reports, and annual debriefing meetings with project directors, revealed that the projects led to major advancements in articulation practices and policies across educational segments; improvement of curriculum and instruction; increased faculty communication; and an expressed sense of professional renewal among project faculty and staff. The evaluations also revealed difficulties in tracking student progress, and a lack of sufficient outcome data to measure the long-term impact of the pilot projects. Recommendations emerging from the evaluation included: (1) allocation of continued funding; (2) careful tracking of student participants; (3) use of social security numbers as universal student identifiers; and (4) funding for a study of the effectiveness of the 2 + 2 + 2 teacher education project. Recommendations for building on the work of the pilot projects in light of limited state resources are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California; 2 Plus 2 Plus 2 Programs
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 5 at a Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, January 14, 1993).