ERIC Number: ED447837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Student Transfer Issues Revealed in British Columbia's Post-Secondary Education Student Outcomes Surveys: An Analysis Intended To Enhance the Survey's Future Utility.
This study proposed improvements to the sole question posed former students in the British Columbia (BC) colleges and institutes Student Outcomes Survey concerning the incidence of students requesting "transfer credits" and the problems associated with it. The current survey question asked students whether or not they attempted to transfer credits, whether any problems were encountered, and what these problems were in broad terms. By analyzing both the quantitative and qualitative data collected over the last 2 years from this survey, 2 primary observations can be made: the information derived from the present survey, while not highly specific, has, nevertheless, provided a number of insights into the sorts of issues that complicate movement within the system; and with little modification, the research utility of this instrument to capture the type of transfer problems students encounter, the relative frequency of these problems, the weight students place on the seriousness of these problems, and what students feel the causes for the problems were can be markedly enhanced. Recommendations include: a proposed revision to the question on transfer of credits in the BC colleges and institutes Student Outcomes Survey; and a comprehensive analysis involving the transfer process, student perceptions, how transfer requests are actually assessed at institutions, and what information is available and how accessible it is. The survey questionnaire is appended. (Contains 11 references.) (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Sponsor: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada