ERIC Number: ED435428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-25
Reference Count: N/A
Presentation on Transfer and Articulation to Little Hoover Commission (Sacramento, California, March 25, 1999).
Edelstein, Mark G.
This report provides a profile of Diablo Valley College (DVC) in California as a transfer institution. According to the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC), DVC has been among California's top three transfer institutions for the past 4 years. The college sends more than 2,000 students a year to baccalaureate programs, and after transfer, DVC students generally do as well or slightly better than students who begin their academic careers at four-year institutions. In 1995-96, almost 40% of DVC's 436 transfers to the University of California system were minority students, and 31% of transfers to the California State University system were minorities. Reasons for DVC's success include: (1) the quality of the college's faculty; (2) strong articulation agreements with universities; (3) research on the effectiveness of the transfer programs, in which barriers to student transfer are identified and alleviated; and (4) the college's reputation, which draws serious students and encourages the partnership of four-year institutions. This document describes a number of practices in higher education institutions that lessen transfer effectiveness, and suggests ways to make them more efficient, such as developing a common course numbering system. The author states that most schools aren't as effective with transfer students as DVC, and recommends that the current system be less complicated and more attentive and encouraging to students. (EMH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Diablo Valley Coll. Pleasant Hill, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California