ERIC Number: ED379013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Matriculation Evaluation: Summary Report, 1992-93.
Alkin, Marvin C.; Freeman, Marie
In California community colleges, state-mandated matriculation consists of services intended to enhance student success and processes to improve institutional effectiveness by developing capacities for evaluation, coordination, and training. Each year, the Chancellor's Office conducts evaluations to assess the extent to which matriculation is being implemented by the state's community colleges. During the 1992-93 evaluation, matriculation processes at 16 colleges were reviewed by 3- to 6-member site visit teams. The evaluation found that: (1) with respect to coordination and training, matriculation was being increasingly managed with sufficient authority and time and that all colleges had appointed Matriculation Advisory Committees; (2) admissions standards were well implemented, though at seven schools modified admissions services for ethnic and language minorities were recommended; (3) orientation was the most well-implemented components; (4) substantial progress had been made in meeting state requirements regarding admissions; (5) full-time certificated, professional counselors were generally supplemented by part-time professional counselors and student paraprofessional advisors; (6) six colleges had implemented relatively effective early alert systems; and (7) regardless of progress, a majority of the campuses had not fully implemented the research and evaluation component. The 1992-93 report highlights examples of successful matriculation practices in California colleges. The "Team Member's Guide to the Matriculation Evaluation" at Imperial Valley College is appended. (KP)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Admissions Counseling, Community Colleges, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Databases, Institutional Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Research and Development, School Orientation, State Surveys, Student Placement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Educational Evaluation Associates, Northridge, CA.