ERIC Number: ED337225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Transfer: A Plan for the Future.
Cepeda, Rita; Nelson, Kathleen
California Senate Bill (SB) 121 establishes that a strong transfer function is the responsibility of all three segments of higher education; the California Community Colleges (CCC), the University of California (UC), and the California State University (CSU), and that each segment must develop transfer agreement programs, discipline-based articulation agreements, transfer centers, and a transfer plan for implementation of provisions of the bill. This report reviews the latest transfer statistics in the state (including systemwide trends and institutional differences); summarizes efforts that have been undertaken to strengthen transfer; discusses planning for the future; and presents an outline of the community college transfer plan for implementation of SB 121. Summary transfer trends presented include the following: (1) out of every 10 CCC transfer students, seven transfer to CSU, and 4 out of every 12 CCC students identify transfer as a goal; (2) CCC transfer students perform, persist and graduate at a level comparable to students who began at CSU and UC; (3) 20% of UC graduates and 50% of CSU graduates are CCC transfers; and (4) between 1986 and 1990, CCC transfers to UC increased from 4,858 to 7,420, transfers to CSU increased from 27,767 to 29,370, and the overall proportion of minority student transfers increased. Appendixes provode a review of major provisions of SB 121; a detailed data report on trends in transfer statistics; a review of statewide efforts to improve transfer; and the CCC transfer plan. Components of the CCC plan include improving academic advising, increasing underrepresented student transfer, and increasing opportunities for transfer to private institutions. (PAA)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 7 at a meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, November 14-15, 1991). Appendixes printed on colored paper.