ERIC Number: ED344630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Faculty and Transfer: Academic Partnerships at Work.
Eaton, Judith S., Ed.
The National Center for Academic Achievement and Transfer was founded in 1989 to assist low-income, Black, and Hispanic students in transferring from comprehensive public community colleges to four-year institutions. The center funds a Partnership Grant Program in which two- and four-year schools form partnerships focused on changing academic practices. The first 18 Partnership Grants were awarded in August and September of 1990, involving 38 institutions in 11 cities. The results of the collaborative efforts of the institutions are presented in this report. The first section of the report provides: (1) an overview of the project; (2) an explanation of the academic model of transfer, which calls for institutional change in teaching and learning based on faculty-led efforts; (3) a summary of the results of grant efforts in the areas of curriculum development and revision; improved transfer management; and faculty development; (4) a list of key concerns of participating colleges; and (5) recommendations for future institutional action. The second section of the report briefly outlines the location and focus of each of the individual partnership grants. The final section of the report provides a detailed description of the objectives and impact of each of the partnership projects. Appendixes provide partnership grant guidelines, a summary of recommendations of the Transfer Education Commission, partnership grant project directors, and the members of the grants review panel. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Grants, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, Two Year Colleges
Publications Department FT, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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.