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ERIC Number: ED585516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun-27
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
The Talent Blind Spot: The Practical Guide to Increasing Community College Transfer to High Graduation Rate Institutions
LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua
Aspen Institute
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most competitive schools. The report also demonstrates that high-graduation-rate colleges and universities--the American Talent Initiative (ATI) schools--enroll far fewer transfer students than other four-year institutions. The American Talent Initiative is a Bloomberg Philanthropies-supported collaboration between the Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program, Ithaka S+R, and a growing alliance of colleges and universities. This report aims to support ATI institutions in their efforts to substantially expand community college transfer opportunity across the sector. "The Practical Guide" highlights stories from individual ATI institutions--both longstanding transfer destinations and relatively new adopters--and builds on the recommendations from the Aspen Institute and the Community College Research Center's "Transfer Playbook." Based on a comprehensive review of the literature, interviews with practitioners and researchers, and site visits at three ATI institutions, this guide recommends principles of transfer practice and strategy, demonstrates how these practices and strategies are combined into exemplary "Transfer-Friendly Ecosystems" at three different institutions, and shares several other examples of practice from across the ATI sector that aim to overcome key barriers to transfer student success. [This report was published for the American Talent Initiative. For the companion report, "The Talent Blind Spot: The Case for Increasing Community College Transfer to High Graduation Rate Institutions," see ED585505.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: Bloomberg Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: Aspen Institute, College Excellence Program
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; North Carolina; California (Los Angeles); Washington; Wisconsin; New York; Pennsylvania; Maryland