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ERIC Number: ED315019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 159
Abstractor: N/A
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Entering Freshman Transfer and Career Students: A Comparison of Selected Educational Objectives with Recommendations for Transfer and Academic Advisement.
Padula, Mary S.
The descriptive study investigated the extent to which entering freshman students and transfer students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) are enrolled in degree programs that are compatible with their stated educational objectives, transfer intents, and degree intents. Subjects (N=376) enrolled in a mandatory orientation course were given the "Educational Planning Form" (EPF), developed to aid students in identifying their educational plans and needs, communicating this information to appropriate faculty and counseling staff, and choosing educational paths that include appropriate curricula and courses relevant to their objectives. Analysis of the data obtained through the EPF indicated that the transfer students resembled career students in ethnic background, age, employment hours planned per week and the areas in which they would like help. They differed from career students in type of high school certificate earned, certainty of career and program or major goals, amount of education planned, transfer intent, most important reason for attending college, and plans to earn the two-year degree. It was concluded that both transfer and career students could benefit from a program that would address entering students' educational plans. An integrated approach to transfer and academic advisement was recommended. The roles of faculty, students, counselors, and administrators were also addressed. Supplementary materials pertaining to this practicum are appended and a bibliography of 100 citations is also included. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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