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ERIC Number: EJ894205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
The Good Business of Transfer: Why Improving College Transfer Pathways Makes Good Sense for New England
Leader, Chari.
New England Journal of Higher Education, v24 n3 p18-19 Win 2010
It's rare for policymakers to think of higher education pathways beyond their own experiences as traditional students. Many went to college directly after high school, stayed in dorms and graduated ready for careers. But the world today must depend upon learners (young and older) who may not be able to choose this path to career success. Today's learners often do not have the luxury of focusing 100% of their efforts on college as their top priority. Many are working. Many are parents. Many simply cannot afford to think of anything beyond meeting today's challenges. This article discusses why improving college transfer pathways makes good sense for New England. Credits earned "in and out" of college, "in and out" of the military, and over time can be lost if adult students are discouraged from re-entering college to pull it all together in completing a degree that is the magic ticket to retaining a job or qualifying for a new one. Just like in Pennsylvania where institutions use a new transfer portal which enables their students to evaluate how their courses will be recognized at other Pennsylvania institutions, New England is ready. Perhaps more than their counterparts in other regions, New Englanders recognize that collaborating, sharing resources and innovating are important for addressing one of the region's biggest challenges: attracting new industry despite an aging population. An educated workforce is vital to attracting higher-paying jobs for economic development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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