ERIC Number: ED427821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-25
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Transfer. Presentation to the Little Hoover Commission (Sacramento, CA, March 25, 1999).
This presentation discusses community college transfer and the Cerritos College (California) President's Emphasis on Transfer (PET) Task Force, a project committed to making Cerritos College a transfer-oriented institution. Among the goals PET has accomplished are: (1) creating the Scholars Honors Program, which sent three of its first six participants to major universities with $40,000 scholarships; (2) thinking of ways to remove the dichotomy between transfer requirements and A.A. degree requirements, and encouraging students who want to transfer to consider earning an A.A. along the way; (3) designing a new, "common sense" course-numbering system to clarify requirements; (4) implementing the Transfer Awareness Week each October, when students are beginning the transfer application process; (5) enacting special articulation agreements beyond the California public institutions, including pacts with a number of historically Black institutions, and Biola University, a fundamentally Christian college where over 50 Cerritos College students are enrolled; and (6) offering faculty-led Best Teaching Practices workshops on such topics as technology, learning communities, and transfer preparation. Since PET was instituted in 1996, transfers to the University of California have increased 20%, and transfers to California State University increased 11%, from 1994-95. The transfer rate, at least among one cohort followed from 1994 to 1997, has risen from 13 to 19%. The article concludes with recommendations on facilitating transfer. Appended are a statement of vision and regional transfer compact. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cerritos Coll., Norwalk, CA.