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ERIC Number: ED259763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-31
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Roxbury Community College's Transfer Opportunity Program: Narrative Summary.
Roxbury Community Coll., Boston, MA.
In 1983-84, Roxbury Community College (RCC) received two grants to enhance transfer opportunities for RCC students, institute curricular reforms, and improve articulation with neighboring colleges. The first year achievements of RCC's Transfer Opportunity Program included: (1) projects undertaken by RCC's Faculty Work Group (e.g., the preparation of developmental mathematics modules, the development of a "General Science Concepts" course, the design of a developmental skills program, the pilot testing of a Summer Enrichment Program, and the improvement of faculty advising; (2) a transfer follow-up study; (3) "Life after RCC" transfer workshops; (4) articulation agreements with neighboring private colleges; (5) a summer consultation with local colleges to improve curriculum alignment; and (6) the formation of a transfer opportunities advisory committee and a minority retention consortium. Of the project's six general objectives (i.e., foster curriculum development, decrease student attrition, increase coordination and planning, expand faculty advising responsibility, increase student services assistance, and develop articulation agreements), four were actively pursued and plans for addressing the unfinished objectives and sustaining the curriculum development efforts and other project activities were formulated. Additional detailed information on the Transfer Opportunities Program activities is appended. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Roxbury Community Coll., Boston, MA.