ERIC Number: ED259764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Hostos Community College's Integrated Transfer Program: Report to the Ford Foundation.
Ruiz, Aida; And Others
An overview is provided of Hostos Community College's (HCC's) Urban Community College Transfer Opportunities Program. First, the program's student services activities are described, including the development of a system for the identification and consistent follow-up of the liberal arts transfer population; a computerized Degree Requirement Checklist (DRC); and a transfer seminar. Next, the report describes the following academic activities: the completion of course equivalency listings for three targeted four-year colleges; the investigation of the transferability of HCC courses; and the development of a profile of the liberal arts honors student and the broadening of HCC's honors program. The next section explains the administrative support activities conducted as part of the program, including those designed to provide timely and accurate student information; to identify potential transfer students; and create the DRC, an individualized transcript showing courses taken, in progress, and needed. Next, achievements are discussed in terms of the major project objectives: (1) to identify the potential transfer students; (2) to encourage students to complete the credits applicable to their interests and to transfer requirements using coherent course-taking patterns; (3) to improve articulation of curriculum patterns and practices; and (4) to provide an honors program in the liberal arts and sciences for above average students. Final sections look at program changes in terms of the original project proposal, and efforts to institutionalize the program. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Hostos Community Coll., Bronx, NY.