ERIC Number: ED440716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
College Preparatory Program Agreements between State Universities and Community Colleges: A Level 1 Review. Florida Community College System: Putting Minds To Work.
Furlong, Tom; Fleishman, Sylvia
This report reviews the college preparatory programs offered to state university students in Florida through partnerships with local community colleges. Courses are offered either at the community college or by the community college on the university campus. The program review was conducted by the State Board of Community Colleges in cooperation with the Learning Systems Institute and Florida State University. Data were collected through a survey of the 10 state universities and 28 community colleges, interviews from site visits to selected college and university campuses, and a database of university students enrolled in college preparatory instruction. Florida mandates that students who are deficient in one or more areas of the College Placement Test enroll in college preparatory classes. Results of this study suggest that: (1) the administration of the college-university agreements are sound; (2) communication between sectors is adequate; (3) there are not problems with delivery of services to students; (4) community colleges are perceived to be best suited for delivery of remedial instruction; and (5) the majority of students successfully perform college-level coursework after completing college preparatory courses. (Contains four recommendations regarding inter-institutional agreements and college preparatory programs. Contains five tables and nine references. Appendices include Florida statute 240.117, the survey instrument, and data analysis methodology.) (RDG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.