ERIC Number: ED438009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer in Virginia--An Update. Transfer Connection, 1997.
Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.; Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.
This annual publication presents articles on topics that were included in the 1996-97 action plan of the Virginia State Committee on Transfer (SCT), and sets the stage for the committee's work in the coming year. It presents four articles that are designed to increase understanding of student responsibilities in getting accurate transfer information, how to use the transfer module to select courses for transfer, how electronic databases can be used to facilitate transfer, and how community colleges asses the success of their transfer students. It opens with an examination of transfer, and provides an update of the current ease of transfer from the community colleges and Richard Bland College to four-year colleges and universities in Virginia. The transfer module is an excellent advising tool for students who begin classes at a Virginia Community College System institution without a clear sense of their future educational plans. This publication discusses several goals and the progress made toward meeting the SCT plan for the development of an electronic database that would ensure the efficient transmission of transfer information. Annual student performance results provided by the four-year institutions have been used to improve academic advising and modify course content and sequencing to better meet program requirements at the senior institutions and to examine trends in student enrollments. (VWC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Student Responsibility, Transfer Programs, Transfer Students
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th St., 9th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219. Tel: 804-225-2628; Fax: 804-225-2638; For full text: http://www.schev.edu/html/reports/transf97.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.; Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.