ERIC Number: ED202494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-26
Community Colleges and Partnerships: Moving beyond Dialogue for the 1980's.
Luna, Pete R.
Drawing from a variety of reports and studies, this paper underscores the need for cooperative efforts among high schools, community colleges, and universities to assure the academic success of the growing number of underprepared, non-traditional students. The paper first cites the findings of a Carnegie Commission report calling for changes in higher education to meet the remedial needs of low-income, minority students. It then outlines the special problems shared by students participating in a cooperative program undertaken by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and four neighboring community colleges to help underprepared community college transfer students succeed at the university level. As a means of illustrating the disproportionate number of two-year college students who transfer to universities with skill deficiencies, as well as to emphasize the desirability of including secondary schools in cooperative remedial efforts, the paper then cites the findings of a test conducted to: (1) diagnose the skill levels of freshmen and community college transfer students entering UCLA during 1973-1974, and (2) assess the skills of freshmen entering Rio Hondo College from a California high school district in 1979-80. Finally, the paper presents a model for a cooperative effort among high schools, community colleges, and universities, which would minimize the duplication of remedial activities. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), College Bound Students, College Freshmen, College School Cooperation, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educationally Disadvantaged, High School Students, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Two Year College Students, Universities
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Community College Research Conference (Asilomar, CA, March 26, 1981).