ERIC Number: ED310804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Roxbury Community College Report on Transfer Activities, July 1, 1987-June 30, 1989.
A discussion is provided of transfer activities at Roxbury Community College (RCC) for the period from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1989. First, an overview is given of major activities and statistical data for the 2-year period. During the 1987-88 academic year, 904 students expressed an interest in transferring; 41% of those students were "transient" students, or students who had completed less than 12 credits. Information is also provided on RCC students who participated in articulation programs with local colleges, including 13 students in a joint RCC/Wentworth College program and 15 in a University of Massachusetts, Boston nursing program. Next, a description is given of changes that took place in the Transfer Opportunity Program, including a shift in focus from all students transferring credits to only students graduating from RCC. Finally, recommendations for improving the transfer process are provided, including the importance of making counseling services available to every student from the first semester on, and the need to reevaluate the criteria used to measure graduate success rates. The bulk of the report consists of 12 appendixes which provide detailed complementary information on such topics as: (1) the type and location of the institutions applied to by transfer students; (2) the numbers of transfer applications received by local institutions; (3) the numbers of transfers by major from 1985 to 1989; (4) lists of participants in RCC's College Transfer Days for 1987 to 1989; (5) a copy of RCC's general guide to transfer, "Planning for Your Education"; and (6) outcomes by major for graduates from the 1985-1988 classes. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Roxbury Community School, Boston, MA.