ERIC Number: ED425771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Transfer Transition: A Summary of Key Issues, Target Areas and Tactics for Reform.
Cuseo, Joseph B.
This report discusses the increasing prevalence of transfer students and explores problems relating to educational access for minorities, artificial barriers to transfer (curricular, financial, and procedural), and college adjustment. Recommendations are made to both two-year and four-year institutions in the areas of: (1) curriculum, suggesting collaboration between two-year and four-year institutions to develop articulation agreements that enhance transferability of individual courses; (2) academic advisement, proposing the designation of specialized "transfer counselors" and the establishment of transfer resource centers; (3) transfer-student orientation and support programs, focusing on the need for summer transition programs, pre-semester orientations, and peer mentoring programs; (4) faculty involvement, proposing that two-year and four-year college faculty collaborate and that transfer students be assigned faculty mentors; and (5) institutional research and assessment, calling for more effective transfer student tracking, course placement, and student appraisal. The paper concludes with a discussion of how following these recommendations and enhancing the transfer experience can benefit postsecondary institutions. (Contains 49 references.) (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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