ERIC Number: ED273332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
University of Puget Sound American Association of Colleges/Mellon Foundation Transfer Student Project: 1985-86 Report.
Copeland, Scott A.
The University of Puget Sound's (UPS's) transfer student project was designed to aid black community college transfer students in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in business administration. Initially, Tacoma Community College (TCC) was targeted as the project partner because of its close proximity to UPS, its large minority population, and the ease of course transferability. The project involved the recruitment of TCC students; student transcript evaluation and testing; student visits to UPS for academic advising, career counseling, financial aid guidance, and visits to a business class; and receptions with UPS business faculty and students. In addition, the Black Student Union (BSU) became involved in the project. In meetings with community college students, the BSU president discovered several reasons that black students did not consider transferring to UPS, including a general apathy toward higher education, perceptions of UPS as an "all-white" institution with culturally and socially inadequate programs, and a feeling of inadequacy and lack of preparation. Plans for the expansion of the project include the addition of Pierce College as a target school and the provision of transfer information to all applicants from TCC and Pierce College. Appendices to the project report include information on program costs; materials used in counseling, recruitment, and other project activities; a consultant's report; results of student testing and transcript evaluations; and promotional materials. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA.