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ERIC Number: ED416946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.