ERIC Number: ED398971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-20
Reference Count: N/A
The President's Pet: Transfer-Related Activities and Attitudes at Cerritos College.
Cohen, Arthur M.; Brawer, Florence B.
The Center for the Study for Community Colleges has examined community colleges in terms of the transfer function for over two decades, initiating the Transfer Assembly project in 1989 to collect hard, comparative data on transfer outcomes. In fall 1995, California's Cerritos College approached the Center for assistance in increasing its transfer rate, seeking new approaches in conjunction with its President's Emphasis on Transfer (PET) project. As a result, the Center developed a 1-year project to shed light on transfer at the college from the perspective of students, faculty, and administrators. In the project, the Center proposed tasks to be conducted by Cerritos in the areas of administration, instruction, student services, and research activities, and worked to develop a mentoring project with former Cerritos students who had transferred to four-year institutions. In addition, college administrators were interviewed and faculty and students were surveyed to ascertain their attitudes toward transfer, with findings compared to data from previous Center studies examining characteristics associated with high and low transfer rates. The surveys found that student responses at Cerritos mirrored responses from students at high transfer rate colleges, while faculty and administrators were more like their counterparts in low transfer rate institutions, suggesting that the college should examine the reasons for the difference. The survey instruments are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.