ERIC Number: ED309801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Transfer Center Project.
Farland, Ronnald; Anderson, Connie
In fall 1985, California's Transfer Center Project was initiated to increase the number of community college students who transfer to four-year institutions, with particular emphasis on students from historically underrepresented groups. Transfer centers were established at 20 California community colleges. Working closely with counterparts at eight University of California (UC) campuses, 14 California State University (CSU) campuses, and 13 independent colleges, transfer center staff provide academic advising and counseling to students preparing for transfer, articulation information for specific universities and majors, information on admissions requirements, and transcript evaluations. Transfer centers also make outreach efforts to address the needs of ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, and students from other underrepresented groups. This report on the Transfer Center Project contains: (1) a project description, including information on center goals and operations; (2) findings and recommendations from an external evaluation of the project with respect to implementation and attainment of goals, cooperative efforts between the community colleges and CSU and UC systems, a 32% increase in the number of fall-term transfers to UC campuses, and an 8% increase in transfers to CSU campuses involved in the project; (3) a list of activities to be undertaken by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to further promote transfer; (4) lists of the Transfer Center Project colleges and advisory committee members; and (5) the executive summary of the project evaluation. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Affirmative Action, Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Educational Counseling, Enrollment Trends, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Minority Groups, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.