ERIC Number: ED454931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reaching into the Future: A New National Initiative. Establishing a Transfer Articulation Network between Urban Community Colleges and Both Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions.
City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Development, Research, and Planning.
This document discusses a proposed national articulation agreement among urban community colleges, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) to increase minority degree attainment. In 1998, the percentages of African-American and Hispanic adults receiving a bachelor's degree were 18% and 17%, respectively. However, the percent of White adults with a bachelor's degree was 35%. There are many reasons for this difference in degree attainment, but the College Board report pinpoints five factors that are strongly associated with student educational outcomes: (1) economic circumstances; (2) the level of parents' education; (3) racial and ethnic discrimination; (4) the cultural attributes of the environment; and (5) the use of school resources. This paper discusses a new articulation agreement between City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and several prominent HBCUs, and proposes the establishment of a National Articulation Network to ease and promote transfer of African-American students and Hispanic students. The network would be a national course-to-course articulation agreement that would allow a student to transfer from anywhere in the country to an HBCU or HSI of his or her choice. Currently, CCSF is working with several organizations, including the American Association of Community Colleges, the United Negro College Fund, and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, to develop support and establish the network. (LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Development, Research, and Planning.