ERIC Number: ED270155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education Linkage Program: A Two-Year/Four-Year Transfer Project in Cooperation with Pima Community College District and Cochise College. Progress Report, 1985-86.
Dempsey, June B.
The Higher Education Linkage Program (HELP) was initiated by the University of Arizona (UA) to improve opportunities for qualified two-year college students from the Pima Community College District and Cochise College to transfer to UA and complete a baccalaureate degree; to increase the pool of potential baccalaureate applicants by identifying, motivating, and assisting community college students; and to increase minority participation and graduation rates in baccalaureate programs. HELP involved students, faculty, academic officers, and student affairs personnel in activities such as student recruitment, student advising and assistance, faculty information exchanges, academic advisors' and counselors' workshops, and student affairs officers' programs. For students, benefits of HELP included early admission status, priority housing, orientation discounts, dual advising, campus tour and transfer day, transcript evaluation and peer advising and assistance. UA's experiences with HELP revealed that communication and interaction between two- and four-year faculty, early personal contact with students, and the distribution of curriculum guides to counselors and students enhanced the transfer process, while inflexible course schedules, transportation problems, financial needs, fear of the UA atmosphere, and concerns about academic rigor and competition hindered the transfer process. (RO)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Counseling, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, State Universities, Student Personnel Services, Student Recruitment, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson.