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ERIC Number: ED356832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-4
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Student Services that Promote Transfer: The Transfer Center.
Valencia, R.
In an effort to improve the transfer rates of minority students from community colleges to baccalaureate granting institutions, the Illinois state legislature allocated funds to establish transfer centers at community colleges that would take a pro-active approach to reaching minority students with information about transfer. One of 26 centers currently funded, the Truman College Transfer Center (TCTC) has an annual budget of approximately $90,000 and employs one full-time and four part-time people. The Center's four main objectives are to maintain a resource center with current information and the materials needed to assist students in the transfer process; develop a marketing strategy to inform and encourage traditionally under-represented populations to consider transferring; develop a data collection process to track student usage of TCTC services and to develop research on transfer students prior to and after transfer; and plan a minimum of 6 college fairs and at least 40 individual recruitment visits by university representatives per academic year. TCTC usage has increased dramatically since fall 1990, with the number of Truman College students who indicated an intent to transfer increasing from 29% in 1990 to 35% in 1992. In addition, while making up 48.7% of the regular credit enrollment, the three targeted minorities, African American, Hispanic, and Native American, comprised 51% of service recipients in 1992. Appendixes include a sample transfer checklist for students and a newsletter detailing grade point averages and savings incurred by studying first at Truman College for the 247 students who transferred in fall 1992. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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