ERIC Number: ED324054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The 1990 Transfer Assembly: Proceedings (Los Angeles, California, March 15-16, 1990).
Williams, Dana Nicole, Ed.
In March 1990, the Center for the Study of Community Colleges in Los Angeles hosted a Transfer Assembly as part of an on-going effort to stabilize the imprecise definitions and data relating to student transfers from community colleges to four-year institutions. This report provides excerpts from six of the presentations given to the assembly. First, Mike Nettles discusses the collection methods, content, and scope of the various types of available data on transfer, and reviews evaluative purposes those data might serve. Next, Burton R. Clark emphasizes the "public accountability" factor served by data collection, suggesting that the collection of data on transfer prompts honest self-reporting and promotes both the institutional integrity of, and public respect for, the community college. Next, Jim Palmer underscores the importance of developing an operational definition for the calculation of transfer rates. Then, Louis Bender discusses the increasing influence of state legislatures through the passage of resolutions and provisions relating to transfer and articulation, and the growing national concern for transfer/articulation problems. Next, Charles McIntyre addresses the issue of data standardization, longitudinal data collection, and guidelines for the use of accountability data. Finally, Judith Eaton uses a hypothetical conversation between a wealthy benefactor and an evasive, ill-informed community college president to illustrate the inability of community college officials to provide meaningful, intelligent information about the institutional transfer experience. (GFW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Articulation (Education), College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Research Problems, State Legislation, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.