ERIC Number: ED455856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Road to Equality: Report on Transfer for the Ford Foundation.
Hungar, Julie Yearsley; Lieberman, Janet
This report presents the findings of a national study initiated by the Ford Foundation to examine the policies affecting community college transfer, including obstacles to transfer and successful models for overcoming those obstacles. The first part of the document outlines current changes in higher education and identifies factors that encourage as well as discourage transfer. The factors promoting transfer identified in the report include: (1) action at the federal and state level; (2) collaboration between community colleges and baccalaureate institutions; (3) targeted efforts within colleges and universities; (4) increased role of faculty; and (5) effective administrative leadership. Case studies of seven states (California, Florida, Michigan, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington) demonstrate the complexities of transfer and the differences among states in both policy and practice. The authors provide recommendations for improved practice in the areas of: (1) financial aid; (2) academic issues; (3) admission and registration; (4) transfer practices; (5) incentives; and (6) remedial education. (Contains 20 tables, 7 figures, and 36 references.) (KS)
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY. Education and Research Div.
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Michigan; New York; Texas; Virginia; Washington