ERIC Number: ED395642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Advisement at One Community College: Integrating Technology, Initiatives and Programs for Increased Student Learning.
DeWitt, Kristine; And Others
In spring 1996, Maryland's Carroll Community College (CCC) began efforts to shift institutional focus and mission from that of a teaching institution to a learning-centered institution. The college's Counseling and Advising Services unit, responsible for advising and transfer, has adapted this educational shift to its unique position in the college. The unit runs the Center for Career and Transfer Services, providing services to help prepare students for the transition to continued education or to the workplace. The Center, in turn, houses six terminals which have access to ARTSYS, a computerized data information system which allows users to ascertain the transferability of community college courses. CCC has also initiated a comprehensive information campaign that introduces students to the realities of the transfer process; one component of the campaign, the "Student Transfer Handbook," is distributed to new students and features information on transfer program decision-making, resources, local colleges and universities, and transfer policies. CCC also features two "Transfer Advisement Days" each year, in which representatives from regional private and public baccalaureate colleges distribute literature and discuss specific transfer requirements. Finally, CCC provides academic adviser training to faculty and staff, and the Counseling and Advising staff have developed a comprehensive manual covering academic policies. Contains 15 references. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carroll Community Coll., Westminster, MD. Office of Student Affairs.