ERIC Number: ED381212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Success Work Group Report.
Timmerman, Linda; And Others
The Transfer Success Work Group was established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Texas Association of Junior and Community College Instructional Administrators to investigate the effectiveness of the state's public community college transfer function and make recommendations for improving transfer efficiency. The Work Group identified common barriers to transfer from national research and examined transfer outcomes for Texas public community colleges as of 1994. For students who entered in 1990, it was determined that college transfer rates in Texas were comparable to other colleges in nationwide transfer studies, falling between 22% and 32%, depending upon the definition of transfer utilized. It was also found that 85% of students who transferred from Texas colleges enrolled in the receiving institution for a second semester. The Groups also conducted a survey of 75 instructional administrators and student support personnel at 53 institutions in the state, revealing that while an effective system to track transfer students and outcomes was rated as the third most important factor in transfer success, it ranked 27th among factors actually in place. Similar discrepancies were found with respect to feedback from senior institutions (provided at 57% of the colleges) and electronic transfer of transcripts (utilized by only 35% of the respondents). Finally, the Work Group developed 15 recommendations for state community colleges and the THECB related to the need to track and follow-up on student goals, retention, progress, completion, and transfer and to promote increased cooperation between two- and four-year colleges. (Contains 24 references.) (KP)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Administrator Attitudes, Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, State Boards of Education, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Mobility, Transfer Policy, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Association of Junior and Community Coll. Instructional Administrators.; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Community Colleges and Technical Institutes Div.
Identifiers: Texas; Transfer Tracking System