ERIC Number: ED257500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
West Los Angeles College Transfer Opportunities Program: Report to the Ford Foundation.
West Los Angeles Coll., Culver City, CA.
This report presents an overview and evaluation of activities conducted at West Los Angeles College in operating the college's Transfer Opportunity Program. First, the report outlines the program's objectives, which included expanding the identification of potential transfer students; reducing transfer shock through the use of mentor/counselors and support materials; and developing a multi-discipline general education course involving problem solving, and a combination of business management, sociology, and psychology. Next, the report presents 13 activities specified in the project proposal and evaluates the college's success in achieving them. These activities included identifying feeder schools and universities to participate in the program; identifying students to participate in the program; organizing and implementing a training program for mentor/counselors; assigning the mentors/counselors to the students; beginning to videotape university and college lectures; arranging for live visits to lectures and scheduling seminars to discuss lectures and problems; developing support material for the Learning Resources Center and Computer Assisted Instruction office; working with faculty to develop the new general education course; and implementing evaluation procedures. The report concludes with some final thoughts on the overall program and on plans to incorporate the program into the regular college program. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: West Los Angeles Coll., Culver City, CA.