ERIC Number: ED436221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Progress Report on the Community College Transfer Function. A Report to the Governor and the Legislature in Response to Senate Bill 121 (Chapter 1188, Statutes of 1991).
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
In this report, the California Postsecondary Education Commission provides an assessment of the progress that has been made in achieving the goal of Senate Bill (SB) 121: improving student transfer among the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California. The report demonstrates that the transfer function involves several complementary components--from systemwide programs and services to personal, interinstitutional relationships--which mitigate against relying on a single measure of its effectiveness. Statistical information available on student transfer show that, despite the effects of nearly a half-decade of recession-driven funding reductions, the numbers of students taking advantage of transfer opportunities to continue their academic careers after high school have recovered from several years of decline to reach its highest point this decade. Section two summarizes the progress that has been made in meeting the major provisions of SB 121. Section three provides a qualitative description of how the transfer function operates at three selected community colleges. Finally, in section four, the Commission offers its overall findings about the transfer function and future directions that should be pursued. Appended in this report are a glossary of transfer-related terms, case study profiles, and a copy of SB 121. (VWC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Legislation, Public Education, School Effectiveness, State Colleges, State Universities, Student Needs, Transfer Programs, Transfer Students
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.