ERIC Number: ED354031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
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Transfer and Articulation: Gaining Institutional Support and Developing Regional Relationships.
Cipres, Elizabeth L.; Parish, Cynthia L.
At Mount San Antonio College (MSAC) in Walnut, California, a full-time classified position of Articulation Specialist was created in 1989 to help the college's articulation officer establish the necessary articulation agreements for facilitating the transfer of MSAC students to four-year institutions. In addition, articulation officers from the 13 community colleges in MSAC's region meet on a monthly basis to discuss current articulation efforts, and two- and four-year college articulation representatives from the region meet at least two times each semester. The MSAC Transfer Center, 1 of 20 state-funded pilot projects operated cooperatively with the University of California and the California State University, provides resources and services to assist students in formulating their transfer goals and developing a plan to achieve them. The Center coordinates university campus tours, transfer workshops, and offers walk-in educational advisement, and a catalog and video library for research. The five external factors which have the greatest impact on a college's articulation and transfer efforts, and which are generally beyond the control of the college are economics, student demographics (which impact allocations of outside funds), community involvement, the proximity of primary transfer institutions, and the financing structure and state policy. Internal factors which affect articulation and transfer efforts include college mission and goals, organizational structure, administrative environment, and district funding. Achieving and maintaining financial and administrative support constitute the greatest challenges facing a college's transfer and articulation efforts. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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