ERIC Number: ED246947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Views from the Field on Community College Transfer: Testimony to the Ad Hoc Committee on Community College Transfer of the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Supplement.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This supplementary report presents testimony on the community college transfer function given to the California Postsecondary Education Commission's Ad Hoc Committee on Community College Transfer. First, Paul Elsner discusses developments related to transfer and articulation with four-year institutions within the Maricopa Community College District (MCCD). Following background information on the district, Elsner discusses MCCD involvement in national projects conducted to develop transfer programs and improve humanities instruction; describes transfer developments in Arizona; and examines the district's course equivalency system, honors programs, and a transfer opportunity program at South Mountain Community College. He then responds to the Committee's questions regarding tuition, remedial programs, counseling, adult education, trends in student interest and course openings, and Hispanic enrollments. Next, Arthur Cohen begins his testimony by underscoring the importance of the transfer function in light of the fact that community colleges serve as the first point of entry to higher education for many who would not otherwise be able to attend college. He then considers problems in assessing the effectiveness of the transfer function, distinguishes transfer programs from liberal arts programs, discusses ways in which the transfer function can be enhanced, and suggests ways the Ad Hoc Committee could serve its purposes. Finally, minutes of the June 11, 1984, meeting of the Committee are presented. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California