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ERIC Number: ED245776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Baccalaureate Courses at Bakersfield College: Alive and Well in 1984...An Analysis of Enrollments, Persistence, Purpose and Performance.
Collins, John J.; Scott, David
In response to charges that the transfer programs of California's community colleges are not functioning well, this report examines the role and operation of baccalaureate-level courses at Bakersfield College (BC). Introductory material outlines the multiple purposes served by baccalaureate-level courses in California's community colleges and highlights the mission of these institutions. Next, an examination of baccalaureate-level courses at BC presents data on the proportion of students enrolling in and completing these courses; the number of students transferring from community colleges to the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU); reasons for the decline in transfer rates; the proportion of BC students in baccalaureate-level courses transferring to the UC and CSU systems; and the academic performance of BC students in the CSU system. Following this are sections discussing the "open door" philosophy of California's community colleges; the effects of recent financial cutbacks on student enrollments and student educational objectives; and the societal objectives involved in training people to the baccalaureate level. The next section presents an examination of students' reasons for enrolling at BC and for enrolling in the college's baccalaureate-level courses. Finally, conclusions are presented, among them that about two-thirds of the students at BC are enrolled in baccalaureate-level courses for many different reasons, including, but certainly not limited to, transferring credits to a four-year institution. The student questionnaire is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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