ERIC Number: ED416934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Transfer and Articulation Policies. ERIC Digest.
This digest examines community college transfer and articulation and presents suggestions for more effectively meeting the needs of students. Community colleges should provide a base of education, vocational or general, which enables students to transfer successfully to a four-year institution, reenter the workforce, and/or advance their careers. To ensure the smooth transition of students transferring to a baccalaureate institution, community college faculty and administrators must also collaborate with their university peers to develop a seamless transfer curriculum. Evaluating the success of community colleges in this articulation and transfer process is often difficult, due to the complexity of the assessment process and the many variables involved. Various methods for calculating transfer rates that result in a large range of different outcomes are listed. More accurate models, which also take transfer readiness into consideration, have been developed as well, and provide an improved measure of transfer student success. While no standard measure of transfer rates exists, each methodology offers insight into a community college's effectiveness in serving its ever-changing population. (YKH)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Preparation, College School Cooperation, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Policy Analysis, School Policy, School Role, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.