ERIC Number: ED270191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-16
Reference Count: 0
A Comprehensive Strategy to Examine and Address Transfer Education.
Rendon, Laura I.
This paper examines major transfer education issues and proposes a comprehensive strategy for examining and improving transfer education. The first section explores ten major issues: (1) access to higher education for minorities and low socioeconomic status (SES) whites continues to be a problem; (2) over 50% of all entering community college students have goals related to attaining a baccalaureate; (3) students who complete 2 years in a community college may be expected to perform reasonably well at a senior institution; (4) no one educational sector can solve the transfer problem alone; (5) occupational students, especially those in allied health, engineering technology, data processing, agriculture, and forestry programs, transfer in sizeable numbers; (6) faculty/student contact is one of the most important determinants of student retention; (7) giving students the right to fail simply has not worked; (8) literacy demands placed on community college students have decreased; (9) concerted efforts to address transfer education involving collaboration between two- and four-year colleges have achieved promising results; and (10) when community colleges fail to collect information and data, they lose out on a valuable opportunity to make modifications to improve their curricular and student support services. The next section describes a comprehensive transfer strategy, stressing that every constituency and educational sector must be involved in improving transfer education, and detailing the tasks to be undertaken by high schools, community colleges, senior institutions, and state agencies in a cooperative and collaborative effort to ensure that the nation's minority and low SES students enjoy full access to higher education. (RO)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Conference of the Texas Coordinating Board (Austin, TX, April 16, 1986).