ERIC Number: ED465409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
National Articulation and Transfer Network (NATN): Building an Alternative Pathway for Underserved Student Populations To Access Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) & Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU).
City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.
This is a report on the National Articulation and Transfer Network (NATN) program, which seeks to increase the achievement and aspirations of students from underserved population, namely African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. More than 150 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) are part of the network. These institutions collaborate with community colleges to establish articulation agreements and transfer guides in order to increase the transfer rate and ultimately the graduation rate of African American, Hispanic, and Native American students. The report shows that White students earn Bachelor's degrees over 50% more often than minority students. Some factors attributed to low minority achievement include poor economic circumstances, parents' educational level, racial prejudice/discrimination, and lack of quality educational resources. The report states that these factors lead to inadequate college preparation, lower student self-confidence, and lower student motivation. The lack of further education and holding a postsecondary degree also comprises the futures of minority students. The NATN hopes to assist these students through financial support, mentoring, tracking, and career planning. The report includes a diagram of NATN services. (MKF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, American Indian Students, Articulation (Education), Black Colleges, Black Students, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, Tribally Controlled Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.