ERIC Number: ED465398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Capacity and Readiness in the California Community Colleges: A Progress Report to the Legislature.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
This report provides descriptive data on the transfer function at the 108 individual California community colleges, introduces a new methodology for calculating transfer rates, provides raw and adjusted rates for all colleges, and discusses the assistance provided to enhance effective transfer. Report highlights include: (1) 95% of the colleges self-assessed their transfer function as no less than satisfactory, but the majority also reported the need for additional resources to increase transfer capacity; (2) the chancellor's office developed a new methodology to determine transfer rate that analyzes the behavior of 6-year cohorts of students who demonstrate a desire to transfer; (3) the new transfer rate methodology yielded a systemwide transfer rate of 32% for the 1993-1999 cohort, 24% for the 1994-2000 cohort, and 34% for the 1995-2001 cohort; (4) in the 2000-2001 academic year, there were 4,740 lower-division and 43,160 upper-division transfers to the California State University system; and (5) the most serious current threat to seamless transfer is the fiscal crisis facing the ASSIST project, the official repository of articulation agreements for the public institutions and the linchpin of transfer and articulation information for students. This document discusses systemwide summary data on the transfer function and articulation, transfer rate calculations, transfer number counts, capacity at receiving institutions, persistently low-transfer institutions, and technical assistance. Appended are: (1) 2002-2002 Budget Act Language; (2) Questions and Responses from the Transfer Center Annual Report and the Articulation Addendum, 2001; (3) Colleges with the Greatest Barriers to Transfer; and (4) Quantitative Analysis of Persistently Low-Transfer Colleges, 1993-2001. (Contains 37 tables.) (EMH)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Institutional Cooperation, Research Methodology, Transfer Policy, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.cccco.edu/divisions/ss/transfer/attachments/trans_cap_%20readi_ccc.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.