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ERIC Number: ED356810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 39
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Building Indicators of Transfer Effectiveness for the San Diego Community College District: A Local Application of the Transfer Assembly Approach.
Armstrong, William B.; Takahata, Gail
This paper outlines issues related to transfer in the San Diego (California) Community College District (SDCCD), discusses approaches to studying transfer and provides data on the number and characteristics of SDCCD students included in the 1992 Transfer Assembly study conducted by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The American Association of Community Colleges presentation "San Diego Community College District Transfer Rates: An Application of the National Transfer Assembly Approach" (Augie Gallego and Bill Armstrong) comprises the bulk of the document. The paper begins with a discussion of the lack of consensus on a definition of transfer rate and argues for the adoption of a longitudinal, cohort tracking approach, which follows the same group of students over time and allows enough time for new students to transfer. Next, findings from the 1992 Transfer Assembly are discussed for the three colleges in the SDCCD. Data tapes of student records for the fall 1986 cohort of first-time students who completed 12 or more transferable units were matched against enrollment files for all California State University and University of California campuses. Findings of the analysis include the following: (1) of the 12,948 first-time students in fall 1986, 27.4% (n=3,551) completed 12 or more transferable units during the subsequent 4 years; (2) of these students, 649 went on to a senior institution, for a transfer rate of 18.3%; (2) the percentage of fall, 1986 first-time minority students who completed 12 or more transferable units ranged from 25.9% for Black students (n=332), 32.2% for Asian students (n=255), 27% for Latino students (n=365), and 30.7% for Native American students (n=43); and (3) the percentage of these minority students who actually transferred to a California public senior institution ranged from 15.4% of Black students (n=51), 22.7% of Asian students (n=58), 16.7% of Latino students (n=61), and 16.3% of Native American students (n=7). Presentation materials and extensive data tables are included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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