ERIC Number: ED330394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Survey of State Directors on Student Transfer Reporting and Analysis.
Campbell, Dale F.
In 1990, a national survey was conducted of state directors of community and junior colleges regarding student transfer reporting and analysis. Responses were received from 45 of 50 states for a 90% response rate, although Maine and South Dakota were dropped from the study because they indicated that they did not have a community college system. Study findings included the following: (1) 8 states (19%) indicated they had an official definition of transfer, while another 20 states (47%) used a working definition of student transfer for reporting purposes; (2) 31 states (72%) had the capacity to report the number of students who transferred from public community colleges to public four-year/upper-division colleges; (3) five states (16%) calculated a student transfer rate, while two states (5%) were reassessing their student transfer rate formulas; (4) seven states (16%) recommended the use of the most general data available to compute a student transfer rate, while 26 states (60%) either were uncertain about the most effective way to compute a transfer rates or did not respond; (5) 23 state directors (53%) reported having the authority to adopt a national transfer reporting and analysis standard should one be recommended, and 11 state directors (26%) were prepared to recommend such a standard or policy in their states, while 30 (70%) were uncertain/did not respond and 2 (5%) would not recommend such adoption; and (6) responses from 14 state directors indicated that the time required to implement such a standard on transfer ranged from 6 months to 4 years, with the average being 20 months. A copy of the test instrument, response totals, and pie-charts are included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: National Council of State Directors of Community-Junior Colleges.