ERIC Number: ED413846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
The New Transfer Student Network: Retention and Quality through Student-Faculty Interaction.
Buckley, Suzann; Lafleur, Ingrun
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of a 40-month federally supported program at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh to create models for increasing the persistence rate to the baccalaureate of students who transfer from two-year colleges to four-year schools. These models were created by a transfer network of student, staff, and faculty representatives from four- and two-year SUNY and City University of New York (CUNY) colleges and from SUNY Central administration. The models include joint projects between two- and four-year institutions and individual projects by institutions. Three annual Transfer Summer Institutes were held at SUNY/Plattsburgh. Chief participants included the four-year SUNY/Plattsburgh and 10 two-year public colleges in New York. The rate of retention of transfer students improved from 81.1 percent to 86.4 percent during the years of the project. The project also produced a number of products, including: a video and transfer guides for students, questionnaires, syllabi, mentoring guides, and seminar guides. Plans for continuing a variation of the project are underway. Individual sections of the report present an overview of the project and describe the project's purpose, background and origins; overall organization and activities; and results. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Plattsburgh.