ERIC Number: ED318502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Transfer Center Pilot Program. Volume 1: Executive Summary and Recommendations. Volume 2: Findings.
Minicucci, Catherine; And Others
Findings and recommendations are presented from a three-year evaluation of the Transfer Center Pilot Program (TCPP), which was implemented in 20 California community colleges and universities to increase community college transfer rates among Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and low-income and disabled students. Transfer centers were established on community college campuses to identify, encourage, and assist potential transfer students, strengthen curricular coordination, and work with existing programs. Three models of service delivery were used: a group approach, an individual approach, and a mixed approach. Volume 1 presents an overview of evaluation results and recommendations pertaining to program continuation, expansion, and improvement. Major findings are highlighted, including that supportive administrative environments aided effective Transfer Center implementation, that individual and mixed approaches were most successful in identifying and serving students, that a campus-wide focus on transfer and faculty involvement in the program helped the centers meet their goals, and that counseling improvements and more work to help less motivated students were needed. Volume 2 begins with an introduction to the TCPP, a profile of transfer center campuses, and an overview of the evaluation methodology. Subsequent chapters focus on: (1) implementation of TCPP at community colleges and four-year institutions, and intersegmental cooperation; (2) a descriptive profile of transfer students, comparing students from colleges with state-funded transfer centers (SFTC's) and those from other colleges, and comparing students who were and were not transfer center students; (3) an assessment of the effectiveness of the TCPP in terms of transfer rates to University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) campuses; and (4) a summary and conclusions regarding program implementation and program effectiveness. The appendixes include the evaluation topics covered during fieldwork interviews, the student questionnaire, and transfer data for 1982-83 through 1987-88, and statistical data and methods. (WJT)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Asian Americans, Black Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, High Risk Students, Hispanic Americans, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Universities, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Berman, Weiler Associates, Berkeley, CA.