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ERIC Number: ED459887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 287
Abstractor: N/A
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Converting a Community College to an Emphasis on Transfer: A Study of Assessment and Documentation.
Smartt-Gaither, Joann
This is a study of the views of Cerritos College (California) administrators, staff, and students about the college, its mission, and goal attainment. The study charts the influences of a large scale mission-defining, image-enhancing campaign launched by the administration to place emphasis on the college's transfer mission. The President's Emphasis on Transfer (PET) Project is a longitudinal attempt by the college to provide opportunities for students to link with baccalaureate degree-granting colleges and universities. The study's goal was to document the programs, initiatives, and directives of the PET Project and the potential initial impact they had on constituent perceptions of the transfer mission of the institution. A major finding revealed that students and staff alike enjoy the working relationship they have within the college and possess a positive image of the college as supportive, innovative, and effective. However, the constituents were divided in terms of academic emphasis and student potential for goal achievement. With minimal involvement in collegiate activities, students still shared a belief that the college had their best interests at heart. They were motivated to further their education, yet faculty members expressed a lack of confidence in the abilities of students to achieve. Contains summary of findings with comments, glossary of pertinent terms, appendix with 46 tables, and 87 references. (MKF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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