ERIC Number: ED261756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Strengthening Transfer Opportunities in the Community College. ERIC Digest.
ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
As part of a larger study of transfer education conducted by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges, students and faculty were surveyed to determine what community college leaders could do to assist students who want to transfer to four-year institutions and eventually earn a baccalaureate degree. The findings of these surveys resulted in several suggestions for strengthening the transfer function, including: (1) college leaders should communicate the importance of transfer to college constituencies by establishing a high-level administrative position to deal with transfer, commissioning research on the effectiveness of transfer education at the college, and opening communications with senior institutions; (2) the curricula and services of the college should be reorganized to promote transfer more effectively and coordinate the efforts of faculty, administrators, and researchers; (3) the procedural and qualitative aspects of transfer should be improved by such means as revising college catalogs to include transfer requirements, and providing training to help counselors and faculty develop skills in advising potential transfers; and (4) transfer and articulation agreements should be created with senior institutions within the community college's service district. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For the full study report, see ED 255 250.