ERIC Number: ED343639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-12
Internal Transfer and Articulation.
In 1989, a descriptive study was conducted of internal transfer and articulation within the context of two-year branch campuses of four-year institutions. Data were gathered from a survey sent to the chief executive officers (CEO's) of 408 campuses delivering two-year tracks within a four-year college or university. Study findings, based on responses from 85 CEO's, included the following: (1) internal transfer is affected by many of the same inhibitors that affect other two- and four-year institutions, including elitist judgments about two-year students and programs, enrollment caps favoring baccalaureate track students, arbitrary rulings about curriculum parallelism, and notions about program terminality inconsistent with the educational aspirations of career track students; (2) some baccalaureate progams and providers tacitly endorse transfer-inhibiting practices peculiar to articulation within four-year institutions, including the failure of those in authority to enforce articulation policies or, in some instances, to have articulation policies at all; and (3) alienating policies such as those forcing internal transfer students to reapply for admission as if they were foreign to the institution or those that penalize curriculum sequences similar but not identical to the first two years of the four-year track. These findings indicate the need for more detailed research on the issue of internal transfer. (JSP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Council of Two-Year Colleges of Four-Year Institutions (Bar Harbor, ME, October 12, 1991).