ERIC Number: ED354973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Guiding Future Research on the Community College Transfer Function: Summary of a National Seminar (Washington, D.C., September 21-22, 1992).
Ludwig, Meredith J.; Palmer, James C.
Transfer Working Papers, v4 n2 Feb 1993
In September 1992, a small group of experienced researchers met to identify areas of research and specific research hypotheses to guide further inquiry into transfer. Specifically, participants examined transfer as it relates to institutional mission, institutional organization, and access to education and identified various premises upon which hypotheses might be structured, including: (1) community colleges may reach a "tipping point" at which the balance of functional missions may be upset by an overconcentration on one or more components (career education, collegiate education, remediation, etc.) to the detriment of the remaining components; (2) institutional mission shifts over time, reflecting changes in the relative emphasis placed on various parts of the comprehensive community college curriculum; (3) student transfer from community colleges is a function of course content and expectations; (4) student participation in nontraditional educational experiences, such as military training or formal education provided by private industry, affects student interest in transfer; (5) through the organization and delivery of instruction, faculty influence student decisions to continue their education; (6) student retention at the community college and student attainment of the associate's degree may be related to student transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions; (7) tuition increases and enrollment caps will divert students from four-year institutions to community colleges, thus reinforcing the community college emphasis on collegiate education and increasing subsequent transfer rates; and (8) the quality of advising received by community college students is related to student transfer behavior. References and a list of participants are included. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Educational Trends, Institutional Research, Needs Assessment, Research Design, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
National Center for Academic Achievement and Transfer, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. National Center for Academic Achievement and Transfer.