ERIC Number: ED424888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-3
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Model Partnerships That Help Attract and Retain Students. Agreements between Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges. A Community College Prospective of Networking for Student Success.
DiMaria, Joseph P.
This paper provides several model transfer agreements, discusses the importance of entering into transfer agreements for both two-year and four-year institutions, and stresses the necessity of an honest self-evaluation before proceeding into transfer agreement negotiations. CCRI's institutional self-assessment uncovered student attrition problems, a negative perception in the community regarding the transferability of its courses, a good reputation for remedial programs, and the advantage of its low cost. These programs were aimed at correctly classifying, placing, and retaining the student population. After having identified strengths and weaknesses within the institution, CCRI developed the following objectives: (1) to better use its capacity of both faculty and space; (2) to recruit more focused full-time 18 year-old students; (3) to improve the college's reputation by way of highlighting CCRI graduate accomplishments; (4) to protect its enrollment by maintaining its best students; (5) to become part of the four-year college experience; and (6) to help satisfy its faculty by admitting a higher-quality student body. To meet these objectives, CCRI decided to pursue transfer agreements aggressively. The paper includes a list of schools with which CCRI shares transfer articulation. (AS)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Administration, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Educational Change, Educational Planning, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Mission, Partnerships in Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), Transfer Policy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.