ERIC Number: ED258610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Compton Community College's Transfer Opportunities Program: Narrative Report to the Ford Foundation.
Compton Community Coll., CA.
An overview is provided of the activities and accomplishments of Compton Community College's Project ACCT (Access for Community College Transfer), a program designed to increase the transfer rate and academic preparation of Black and Latino students within the district. Introductory material examines trends with respect to the educational participation and attainment of minority group students in California; and discusses changes in the demographic composition of the Compton Community College District. Next, the activities of Project ACCT are described, including a four-pronged, multifaceted outreach component designed to provide information on postsecondary education to a broad range of potential college and university bound students. This section includes information on the use of College and University Information Workshops to educate students, parents, counselors, faculty, and community residents about the various goals and benefits of each of the segments of postsecondary education; the provision of campus tours for faculty members and counselors from public and private high schools in the district; the development of a series of parent workshops to promote home environments conducive to long-range academic growth; workshops and programs for over 3,800 high school students; and the development of a series of flyers and posters for distribution to local schools and community centers. Next, Compton's successes in transferring minority students to four-year institutions are highlighted, and plans to further confront the underpreparation of the college's students for university work are discussed. Additional sections describe Compton's honors program, University Bridge workshop series, consortium involvements, and other efforts to improve retention and transfer. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Compton Community Coll., CA.