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ERIC Number: ED502595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 167
Abstractor: ERIC
Transition Matters: Community College to Bachelor's Degree. A Proceedings Report of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
Recognizing the need to strengthen the community college pathway, the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance has undertaken an initiative on community colleges. Through its research, the Committee has noted three critical transition points for students who start at a community college and intend to obtain a bachelor's degree: enrollment, persistence, and transfer. Students encounter barriers at each stage that often prevent them from attaining a degree, barriers that fall into five categories: academic, social, informational, complexity, and financial. In this proceedings report, the Committee has identified and described multiple practices that reduce barriers, and, in so doing, enable enrollment, ensure persistence, and facilitate transfer. This report details the proceedings of the Advisory Committee's Community College Symposium, held on December 10, 2007 in Washington, DC. The symposium featured community college leaders who described efforts to overcome barriers. The information in this document is a valuable resource to community college leaders at all levels--federal, state, and institutional--who desire change and seek to implement strategies that enhance the community college pathway to a bachelor's degree. Panelists included: Moira Lenehan Razzuri; Melissa Gregory; Linda Michalowski; Christian Campagnuolo; Kerin Hilker-Balkissoon; Thomas Bailey; Lashawn Richburg-Hayes; David Prince; Richard Kazis; Angela Oriano-Darnall; Diane Auer Jones; Margarita Benitez; Shonda Gray; James Applegate; Jane Oates; David Moldoff; Guy Gibbs; Deborah Cochrane; Amy-Ellen Duke; John Emerson; and Clifford Adelman. Appended are: (1) Symposium Panelist Biographies; (2) Advertisements from Educationisin.Com; (3) Charts from CCSSE [Community College Survey of Student Engagement] Presentation; (4) Advisory Committee Members and Staff; and (5) Authorizing Legislation.
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A