ERIC Number: ED396773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-2
Reference Count: N/A
The Transfer Achievement Program (TAP): Information Packet.
Segura, Armando; Noseworthy, Victoria
Santa Barbara City College (California) created the Transfer Achievement Program (TAP) to deliver an integrated and cohesive set of services to underrepresented students to help increase their transfer rate to four-year institutions. TAP provides students with a developmental map of transfer-related activities through the use of the Transfer Task Inventory (TTI). The Inventory provides students with a check-list of necessary tasks, allowing them to document and track their progress through four transfer task areas: assessment and orientation, transfer exploration, academic progress and planning, and transfer application and transition. TAP also enhances the development and evaluation of student services by organizing them into a "co-curriculum" that provides structure and rationale for introducing new services. Finally, TAP provides special services to students to provide internal and external support, including priority counseling appointments; Math study groups; and the Multicultural English Transfer (MET) program, providing special transfer-oriented sections of English classes. This information packet includes a history and a description of TAP; a sample TTI; a diagram of a typical transfer plan; "Implementing a Transfer Program for Underrepresented Students," a booklet providing suggestions and techniques for developing programs to improve underrepresented student transfer; the April 1994 issue of the TAP newsletter; a flyer for the MET program; and a promotional brochure for TAP. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA.