ERIC Number: ED250024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-30
Reference Count: 0
Facilitating Transfer through Student Support Services.
Brawer, Florence B.
Drawing on findings of two Center for the Study of Community College (CSCC) projects, this paper reviews some of the services offered by community colleges to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Introductory material provides background on the low rates of student transfer and on the CSCC projects, which involve 6 large urban community college districts and 24 colleges participating in the Ford Foundation's College Transfer Opportunities Program. The next section focuses on community college efforts to improve articulation with both secondary schools and four-year institutions. After a section examining various approaches used in orienting students to college, the paper highlights activities in the areas of student assessment and placement, which include mandatory placement testing, computer-driven continuous assessment, cognitive mapping, and the use of learning styles inventories. The next section considers various approaches to counseling and guidance, including computer-based programs, mandatory advisement systems, mentor programs, and faculty involvement in counseling and advisement. After discussing some of the ways in which the colleges involved in the CSCC projects monitor academic progress and conduct follow-up studies of transfer students' success at four-year colleges, the paper concludes that educators must devise ways to obtain better data on transfer and to match special activities with special groups of students. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at a Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (San Francisco, CA, October 30, 1984).