ERIC Number: ED269069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Enriching the Transfer Effort: The Santa Monica College Scholars Program.
Young, Darroch F.
A description is provided of the development, implementation, operation, and outcomes of the Santa Monica College Scholars Program, a partnership of six colleges and universities assisting students with demonstrated academic achievement to accomplish their goal of earning a baccalaureate degree. First, introductory material highlights selected program features, including: (1) guaranteed admission to any participating university; (2) a mandatory core curriculum with restricted enrollment; (3) discussions among faculty from each participating institution regarding curriculum content and rigor; and (4) a special support network for program participants. After delineating the purpose and objectives of the Scholars Program, the paper describes the following program features: student entrance and maintenance requirements; core curriculum; services to students provided by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and Santa Monica College; and interinstitutional activities. The steps in the implementation of the program are outlined, including determining program management, establishing the curriculum, developing brochures, recruiting and enrolling students, conducting a reception for students, and coordinating services and articulation with partner colleges. The next section looks at the results of the program, focusing on student characteristics and the qualitative assessments provided by participating students and faculty. Finally, program characteristics that make the Scholars Program a model for future efforts to strengthen postsecondary education are highlighted. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Monica Coll., CA.