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ERIC Number: ED324050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing Transfer Effectiveness: A Model for the 1990s.
Berman, Paul; And Others
In an effort to identify effective transfer practices appropriate to different community college circumstances, and to establish a quantitative database that would enable valid comparisons of transfer between their 28 member institutions, the National Effective Transfer Consortium (NETC) sponsored a survey of more than 30,000 students attending NETC colleges. A database was created containing responses from 14,000 students, representing a 44% response rate. Additional data were added on ethnicity, gender, age, and enrollment status on all credit enrollees from each member college for spring and fall 1988, amounting to information on almost 300,000 students in 13 states. This report presents the results of the first year's research efforts of the NETC. Chapter 1 reviews the inadequacies of the most common current approach to measuring transfer rates, proposes a new definition of transfer rate, and presents findings from the study in support of the new measurement. Chapter 2 uses data obtained from the NETC colleges to illustrate the possibility of calculating an expected transfer rate range for any college or group of colleges. Chapter 3 considers the different propensities to transfer of different types of students, and discusses a new way to measure transfer effectiveness based on this insight. Chapters 4 and 5 review organizational issues and transfer practices and strategies that colleges must consider in order to achieve high transfer effectiveness. Chapter 6 sketches a specific approach colleges can use to enhance their transfer function. Appendixes contain an overview of the study methods, the questionnaire, and a brief portrait of each of the member colleges of NETC. (GFW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Effective Transfer Consortium.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Berman, Weiler Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Note: For the executive summary, see ED 318 503.