ERIC Number: ED324052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Partnership Grant Program. Transfer Working Papers, Volume 1, Number 2, September 1990.
Transfer Working Papers, v1 n2 Sep 1990
In 1990, the National Center for Academic Achievement and Transfer awarded partnership grants to 13 pairs of two- and four-year institutions to strengthen transfer education through attention to academic practices. The grant program was open to institutions located in the 50 largest cities in the United States. To be eligible, two-year schools needed to sustain a Black or Hispanic enrollment of at least 20%, while four-year schools had to have community college transfer students make up at least 10% of their most recent graduating classes. The 13 Partnership Grants were awarded to 26 institutions in the cities of San Antonio, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; Baltimore, Maryland; El Paso, Texas; New York, New York; Kansas City, Missouri; Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; St. Louis, Missouri; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Los Angeles, California. The grants called for the two- and four-year colleges, during a 15-month period, to bring faculty and academic administrators together to work on specific projects likely to improve transfer activity between the two institutions. Each project involved commitment to either curriculum development, faculty and administrative collaboration on institutional processes needed to better manage transfer, or direct work with students to improve transfer skills. This report describes the partnership activities undertaken by the 13 pairs of schools involved in the project, and includes the names and addresses of the project directors. (JMC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, College Transfer Students, Colleges, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Mobility, Grants, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. National Center for Academic Achievement and Transfer.