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ERIC Number: ED521887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 46
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 90
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Transfer Issues and Effective Practices: A Review of the Literature
Serban, Andreea; Kozeracki, Carol; Boroch, Debbie; Over, Lucinda; Malmgren, Irene; Smith, Bruce
Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group)
Transfer has been a central mission in American community colleges since their inception. Understanding the success of the transfer mission as it relates to student academic preparation; institutional and organizational structures, strategies and practices; intersegmental programs; and state policies has been a continuing quest over the several past decades. This document presents the findings of an extensive review of literature on transfer issues and practices spanning over 100 references. The main purpose for this project is to identify practices that enhance the successful transfer of students from community colleges to four-year institutions. Included in this summary are highlights of the most salient findings of the literature review. They are grouped under several major categories: (1) Community college programs and strategies that affect transfer; (2) Intersegmental strategies and policies for transfer and the role of the state; and (3) Transfer outcomes by student characteristics and behaviors. Appended are: (1) Articulation and Transfer Resources; and (2) California Articulation and Transfer Statewide Partnerships/Initiatives. [For related reports, see the following: (1) "A Qualitative Study of Two-To-Four-Year Transfer Practices in California Community Colleges: An Analysis of Seven Case Studies Featuring Colleges with Consistently Higher-than-Expected Transfer Rates, Fall 2008" (ED521877); (2) "Transfer Velocity Project: Key Findings on Student Transfer in California Community Colleges" (ED521885); (3) "Transfer Practices at De Anza College: Case Study #1 of 7 Featuring Colleges with Consistently Higher than Expected Transfer Rates, Fall 2008" (ED521886); (4) "Transfer Practices at Irvine Valley College: Case Study #2 of 7 Featuring Colleges with Consistently Higher than Expected Transfer Rates, Fall 2008" (ED521884); (5) "Transfer Practices at Los Angeles Southwest College: Case Study #3 of 7 Featuring Colleges with Consistently Higher than Expected Transfer Rates, Fall 2008" (ED521889); (6) "Transfer Practices at Porterville College: Case Study #4 of 7 Featuring Colleges with Consistently Higher than Expected Transfer Rates, Fall 2008" (ED521880); (7) "Transfer Practices at Reedley College: Case Study #5 of 7 Featuring Colleges with Consistently Higher than Expected Transfer Rates, Fall 2008" (ED521878); (8) "Transfer Practices at San Diego City College: Case Study #6 of 7 Featuring Colleges with Consistently Higher than Expected Transfer Rates, Fall 2008" (ED521876); and (9) "Transfer Practices at Skyline College: Case Study #7 of 7 Featuring Colleges with Consistently Higher than Expected Transfer Rates, Fall 2008" (ED521879).]
Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group). 2017 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-444-8641; Fax: 916-444-2954; Web site: http://rpgroup.org
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office
Authoring Institution: Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group)
Identifiers - Location: California