ERIC Number: ED318528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Transfer, Articulation, and Collaboration: Twenty-Five Years Later.
Comparing data from two studies of community college transfer conducted 25 years apart, this report describes policies, programs, regulations, and practices governing relationships between two- and four-year colleges at state, regional, and local levels. The study that led to this report gathered information from 11 states on transfer admission, assessment, remediation, baccalaureate degrees for vocational students, equal opportunity programs, databases, special arrangements to encourage transfer, state incentives, staff preparation and development, and articulation. The 11 chapters of the report focus on: (1) the need for and methods of the current study, the differences between the 1965 and 1989 studies, and the aims and focus of the report; (2) the educational contexts of the early 1960's and the mid-1990's, with comparisons of governance, community college mission, enrollments, admission, remediation, financial aid, affirmative action, and articulation; (3) the major dimensions of the study; i.e., state-mandated policies and practices, voluntary statewide and interinstitutional agreements, faculty involvement in articulation, and special funding for transfer and articulation; (4) admission policies and practices for limited access programs and campuses and associate degree programs; (5) skills assessment and remediation as articulation issues; (6) ethnic minority students and the transfer function; (7) articulation of career education programs, including information on secondary/postsecondary articulation, 2 + 2 + 2 programs, special degree programs, and articulation of non-credit coursework; (8) databases of transfer data and state information systems; (9) other developments in areas of counseling, staff preparation and transfer, program review, and joint use of facilities and resources; (10) conclusions regarding undergraduate admission, assessment, remediation, educational equity and opportunity, and career education leading the baccalaureate degrees; and (11) concluding comments with respect to the roles of states and faculty, special funding, intercollegiate cooperation, and changes over the 25-year period between the two studies. National guidelines for transfer and articulation, a detailed description of study methodology, and state profiles are appended. (AYC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.