ERIC Number: ED414965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-19
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Student Transfer. Memorandum of Understanding.
Nussbaum, Thomas J.
In compliance with The Master Plan for Higher Education (1985) and Senate Bill 121 (1991), which both establish transfer as a priority for California's colleges and universities, the California Community Colleges (CCC) and the University of California (UC) adopted a collective mission. To provide access and opportunity for students, CCC and UC propose to increase transfer rates by 33% before the year 2005. They also plan to increase the accuracy and timeliness of the articulation process to foster transfer student success. CCC has established transfer centers on each campus, with a commitment from UC to reinvigorate transfer-center partnerships and create more options for part-time students. A database functions as an official statewide repository for articulation information, and assists students in planning for and meeting their transfer goals. "Baccalaureate" financial aid packages illustrate the full scope of postsecondary education, allowing students to plan their monetary needs through degree completion. CCC and UC will work together to obtain resources to implement these goals, collecting and exchanging data to evaluate their success. Includes newspaper article about transfer student increase. (YKH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Program Improvement, State Programs, Student Financial Aid, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.