ERIC Number: ED303224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Transfer and Articulation with Four-Year Colleges and Universities: A Report.
Farland, Ronnald W.; Anderson, Connie
In response to state-level concern about the efficacy of the transfer function of community colleges, this report summarizes the progress made since 1984 in strengthening transfer and articulation between the community colleges in California and the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). Part I offers background information on the issue, highlighting declining transfer rates and low persistence and graduation rates after transfer. After noting efforts that have been made to improve intersegmental cooperation, the report examines recent trends in transfer enrollments, indicating that the number of students transferring to the UC increased from 4,858 in fall 1986 to 5,840 in fall 1988, while the number transferring to the CSU increased from 27,761 to 28,300 in the same period. Caution in interpreting the trends is advised, given that over 50% of the transfers came from only 16 colleges and that underrepresented minorities continued to transfer at a very low rate. This section concludes by identifying concerns and needs for the future. Part II reports on specific activities undertaken in 1987-88 to strengthen articulation and transfer, including: (1) 2 + 2 + 2 projects among high schools, community colleges, and four-year institutions; (2) ongoing work to develop a general education transfer curriculum; (3) work to redefine the structure of the associate degree; (4) joint projects with the CSU; (5) activities of the Intersegmental Coordinating Council related to English as a Second Language instruction; (6) the Transfer Center Pilot Project; (7) efforts of the California Articulation Number Project to develop a statewide cross-referenced course numbering system; and (8) Project ASSIST (Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer). Part III presents an action plan for 1989. A list of 2 + 2 + 2 Project grants for 1988-89 is appended. (AAC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, State Colleges, State Programs, State Surveys, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California