ERIC Number: ED317127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Transfer Challenge: Removing Barriers, Maintaining Commitment.
This handbook is designed to provide practical assistance to four-year institutions in their efforts to facilitate and increase the flow of students from two-year colleges into baccalaureate programs. The practical lessons offered are derived from a project of the Association of American Colleges (AAC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation involving 12 public and private four-year colleges and 34 community colleges. The first section addresses issues relating to transfer from two-year to four-year institutions. The first chapter sketches the current situation and the reasons for concern, discusses the role of four-year institutions in fostering transfer, and examines ways in which the obstacles to transfer may be reduced. The second chapter describes the AAC/Mellon transfer project linking community colleges with four-year colleges for improved communication, policy formation, and flow of transfer students. The third chapter contains specific recommendations for four-year and two-year institutions to assure permanent removal of transfer barriers. The guide's second section focuses on implementation strategies for transfer programs, addressing public and private institutions in separate chapters. Each of these chapters contains case studies indicating how specific institutions facilitated transfer and draws conclusions. A 43-item bibliography is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Role, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Private Colleges, Program Administration, Public Colleges, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students
Publications Desk, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R St. N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($12.00 per copy; $9.00 each for 10-49 copies; $8.00 each for over 50 copies; all prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.