ERIC Number: ED411924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Transfer Process: A Student Perspective.
Jorquera, Giovanii; Robbins, Elvia D.; Zahir, Fizza
Cerritos College needs to develop a more effective transfer process in order to assist more students in achieving their educational goals. Only 15% of students actually transfer, while 60% initially had intentions to do so. The main reasons for the low rate of transfer are: (1) the lack of unity among the various transfer services; (2) the under staffing of certain counseling departments; (3) the breakdown of communication between the president, faculty, and students; and (4) the lack of utilization of important statistics, such as data collected during the initial assessment battery. Transfer services should be consolidated, more counselors should be hired, and group counseling sessions aimed at specific majors should be considered. Another possible suggestion is the implementation of a counseling intern program. Faculty should also openly discuss transfer with students on a regular basis and utilize helpful statistics in order to promote the transfer process. Through these changes, Cerritos College can add to the quality of their current transfer program and assist more students with their educational goals and progress. (YKH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cerritos Coll., Norwalk, CA.