ERIC Number: EJ975085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 42
Transfer and the Role of Two- and Four-Year Institutional Partnerships in Addressing the Nation's Workforce and Educational Equity Needs
Handel, Stephen J.
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v18 n2 p6-12 Spr 2011
Five years ago, the "Journal of Applied Research in the Community College" devoted an entire issue to the topic of transfer and articulation. The articles were written by several of the most influential researchers in this area, who addressed a variety of topics influencing transfer and bachelor's degree attainment, such as student aspirations, institutional policies and practices, curriculum, and student academic preparation. The message underlying all of these articles was the important role that transfer played in addressing the persistent academic achievement gap among students from different ethnic, racial, and income groups. The researchers have useful news to share about how to make the transfer process more efficient for students and more productive for states and postsecondary institutions throughout the US. To help the transfer process to work more effectively, the researchers have advanced one's understanding in three pivotal areas: (1) Improving the use and analysis of data that relates to the progress and academic performance of students at the community college and the four-year institution; (2) Assessing the potential of new transfer pathways to address the need for more bachelor's degree holders in this country; and (3) Identifying the institutional characteristics at community colleges and four-year institutions that support transfer student success.
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Equal Education, Academic Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, Transfer Students, Educational Needs, Labor Force Development, Institutional Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Partnerships in Education, College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Data Analysis, Information Utilization, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Change Strategies, Effective Schools Research, Transitional Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States