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ERIC Number: ED477826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May-18
Pages: 26
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Collaboration for Student Success: A System for Providing Transfer Student Performance Information to Feeder Institutions.
Thompson, Susan
Southwest Texas State (SWT) University has developed a system of communication with two-year community colleges that aims to provide information about new student performance and identify student needs. About 60% of the 7,000 new undergraduate students first enrolling in SWT each year are transfer students. In 1992, about 60% of new students at SWT were first-time freshmen. The trend toward students beginning their college careers elsewhere necessitates that universities work with feeder institutions in order to help students make a smooth transition. This document describes articulation agreements and transfer planning guides at SWT. SWT has signed formal articulation agreements with seven (12%) of the 59 Texas community colleges. SWT has also prepared equivalency guides for each of the 59 two-year colleges as an alternative to formal agreements. SWT's Transfer Advisory Council (TAC) studies the impacts of transfer admission process and requirements and recommends policies, as well as facilitating interaction between SWT and feeder-institution counselors and providing publicity to those institutions. SWT also generates a Transfer Feedback Report each fall. The report shows the one-year academic performance of new transfer students at the University. Measures of performance include transfer GPA, transfer hours, SWT GPA, SWT semester hours passed, and 1-year retention rates. (NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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