ERIC Number: ED416946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Traveling the Transfer Path: Student Experiences at City College of San Francisco.
City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.
This study was conducted in order to reveal the nature of community college life at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and investigate the transfer process through the "eyes" of CCSF students. Interviews were conducted on approximately 30 faculty, 15 administrators, and 60 students to discover the motivations behind decisions to transfer from certain urban community colleges to baccalaureate institutions. Interviews revealed that some students enter the community college without intending to transfer, but are inspired by caring faculty or special school programs to pursue further education. Faculty outreach appears to make a crucial difference in the lives of students and their transfer goals and success. However, barriers to transfer do exist, among which are college bureaucracy, misinformation from faculty, the ease in dropping courses, racism, and condescending teachers. The report contains suggestions for further research and an appendix, which includes a description of the student sample. (YKH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Counselor Attitudes, Educational Counseling, Faculty Advisers, Guidance Programs, Higher Education, Individual Counseling, Interviews, Outreach Programs, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Experience, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.