ERIC Number: ED255262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-31
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Community Colleges Transfer Opportunities Program, Ford Foundation. Project Report.
Roberts, Ken C.; Warren, Elizabeth
This project report describes the participation of South Mountain Community College (SMCC), in Phoenix, Arizona, in the Ford Foundation's Urban Community Colleges Transfer Opportunities Program, and the activities developed at the college to guide students from the beginning of their college careers at SMCC through their transfer and retention at a four-year college or university. After providing background on the college and its clientele, the project overview outlines the three components of the program: (1) the College Orientation Program, a week-long program for entering transfer-oriented students which introduces key administrators and facilities and provides instruction in note-taking and test-taking; (2) the Mentor Program, which seeks to provide selected students with intensive and personalized support from faculty members during an entire semester; and (3) the University Orientation Program, a university course taught at SMCC, which covers topics including student motivation and goal setting, language facility, study and test-taking skills, and university resources and procedures. The next sections describe achievements to date in the three programs, highlighting the responsibilities of project staff, recruitment procedures, the range of activities undertaken by faculty mentors, and completion rates. After discussing the extent to which project objectives have been achieved, the paper discusses ways in which each of the program components have been modified and institutionalized at SMCC. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: South Mountain Community Coll., Phoenix, AZ.