ERIC Number: ED448816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Education Master Plan Update, Issue 6. A Regular Report on Hearings of the Joint Legislative Committee To Develop a Master Plan for Education.
Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento.
California government, college, and university representatives gathered to discuss transfer and articulation issues as part of the ongoing work of the Joint Legislative Committee To Develop a Master Plan for Education. According to attendees: (1) the probable degree attainment rate of a student with direct access to UC or CSU is 70%. In comparison, while 70% of community college applicants for transfer are accepted, only 85% of the community college units transfer, and 70% of transfer students complete their degrees, making the cumulative risk to attending a community college a 30% probability; (2) improved student awareness and more "human contact" (faculty-to-faculty communication and more counseling for students) increase student transfer. However, a recent survey indicated that 47.5% of community colleges have an articulation officer less than half-time, and many have transfer center directors less than full-time; (3) a recent rise in the number of transfers to both CSU and UC was documented, in contrast to a drop during the early 1900s. CSU is committed to increase the number of eligible transfer students by 5% per year; (4) the online ASSIST system (http://www.assist.org) is now California's official source for transfer course information; (5) CPEC data may undercount transfers; longitudinal rather than cross sectional data may be needed; and (6) the National Student Loan Clearinghouse is coming online with more complete data. (PGS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento.