ERIC Number: ED413944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Innovations in Postsecondary Articulation: Advancing Opportunities for Community College Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Final Report.
In 1993, Kankakee Community College (KCC) (Illinois) initiated a project to reduce the problems associated with transfer from the community college to out-of-state universities by developing a strong structure of articulation agreements, recruiting opportunities, and transfer advising. The project attempted to serve under-represented students and develop transfer agreements with five out-of-state Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's), and to assist Malcolm X College and Prairie State College (Illinois) to accomplish the same goal. As a result, articulation agreements were completed between KCC and the HBCU's, an understanding of the participating universities was developed by community college advisors, transfer advising was improved for out-of-state transfer, new services were offered to the community, and relationships were strengthened between the HBCU's and KCC. Approximately 100 students participated, with relatively high rates of retention. Problems included lack of commitment from the community colleges and faculty, and lack of student involvement in college life. Despite numerous barriers to academic success, participants demonstrated equal or better persistence in college than did the comparison group. KCC was also able to achieve improved articulation agreements with most of the HBCU's. Appendices include student information, conference programs, and university guarantees. (YKH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, Affirmative Action, Articulation (Education), Black Colleges, Black Students, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Educational Counseling, Faculty Advisers, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Outreach Programs, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kankakee Community Coll., IL.