ERIC Number: ED306901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The CUNY Transfer Express Project.
Hamby, Edwina E. H.
Discussed in this report is the City University of New York (CUNY) Transfer Express Project, a 3-year project designed for career-oriented Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) transfer students at colleges within the university who are not well prepared for baccalaureate study because of an underexposure to writing, math, and liberal arts courses. It is intended to help A.A.S. degree transfer students become better equipped to meet the expectations of the educational experience of this neglected minority, and to facilitate the transition between community and four-year institutions. Persistence, performance, and baccalaureate completion rates of A.A.S. transfers should be increased. At CUNY, A.A.S. students represent the largest transfer cohort yet they are the least well prepared in seeking transfer into four-year schools. Transfer Express activities include reinforcement of basic writing skills, introduction to advanced skills in research, exposure to history, connections with the community and the senior college faculty, and specialized transfer advisement. The project is offered during three consecutive semesters to about 675 CUNY students in two disciplines. It will be replicated nationally for two consecutive semesters at two or three sites. Intended outcomes are to: enhance writing, research, and critical thinking skills; increase student retention at the baccalaureate level; and improve student performance. (SM)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Transfer Students, General Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Models, Program Descriptions, School Holding Power, State Universities, Student Development, Student Mobility, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Urban Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Academic Affairs.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.