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ERIC Number: ED561972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
From Community College to University: Expectations for California's New Transfer Degrees. Technical Appendices
Moore, Colleen; Shulock, Nancy
Public Policy Institute of California
The ability to transfer from community college to university is vital in California, where access to public universities is limited to the top one-third of high school graduates and all others have access to baccalaureate education through the California Community Colleges (CCC). Yet a complex transfer process has led to low transfer rates and inefficient student enrollment patterns. In an effort at fundamental reform, the state enacted legislation in 2010 requiring the CCC to develop "associate degrees for transfer" that would facilitate students' admission to the California State University (CSU), with some guaranteed benefits. In 2012, the Legislative Analyst's Office and the Campaign for College Opportunity reviewed the progress of the reform effort and found it wanting in a number of respects. The legislature responded to the reviews by passing another bill that sought to increase student access to the new transfer pathways. This study assesses progress at CCC and CSU in meeting the goals of the legislation since the 2012 reviews. The authors find that the reform is leading to the development of clearer transfer pathways for students. However, it is not yet clear to what extent the reform will reduce the number of college credits students take along the new transfer pathways, an important goal for two related reasons. This document contains the technical appendices to the study: (1) Research Methods; (2) AA-T/AS-T Degrees by Community College; (3) Acceptance of TMCs as "Similar" by CSU Campus; and (4) Additional Summaries of Analyses. [For the full study, "From Community College to University Expectations for California's New Transfer Degrees," see ED561971.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Institute of California
Identifiers - Location: California