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ERIC Number: ED483380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Transfer: Making It Happen Program--An Evaluation. Commission Report 04-16
California Postsecondary Education Commission
While anecdotal information is available concerning the effectiveness of the Transfer: Making It Happen program, CPEC (California Postsecondary Education Commission) finds that insufficient quantitative fiscal and outcome information is available to assess the program. CPEC is unable to determine the success and effectiveness of this program and is unable to comment on whether it should be continued or expanded. If the Governor and the Legislature wish to continue the program beyond its current December 31, 2005, sunset date, CPEC (California Postsecondary Education Commission) offers two recommendations. It suggests: (1) Existing law should be amended to require specific fiscal and outcome data be collected by CSAC enabling policymakers to determine whether the program has been successful in increasing the number of community college students who transfer to baccalaureate-degree granting institutions. For example, project expenditure data should be collected to permit an analysis of the cost effectiveness of the program. Similarly, data on the number of project participants that ultimately transfer from a California Community College to a baccalaureate-degree granting institution should also be collected given that this is the legislative goal of the program; and (2) If the program is continued, State law should be amended to require a periodic evaluation of the program?s success and effectiveness. Further, fiscal resources should be earmarked for this evaluation to ensure that a comprehensive examination of the program is conducted.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Postseconday Education Commission
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A