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ERIC Number: EJ1332910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Transfer Transformation: Community Colleges Team with Four-Year Institutions to Boost Transfer Success
Pierce, Dennis
Community College Journal, v92 n4 p26-31 Feb-Mar 2022
When students apply to a four-year college or university directly from high school, they know they want to earn at least a bachelor's degree. Not all students who enroll in community colleges have the same clarity about their future. This lack of clarity about their educational goals is one of many hurdles that community colleges face in helping students successfully transfer to a four-year institution. A new initiative that the American Association of Community Colleges has developed in partnership with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities could help community colleges solve this puzzle. Called the Equity Transfer Initiative (ETI), this two-year grant program aims to help colleges increase transfer rates among underrepresented students in particular, such as Black, Latinx, adult, and first-generation learners along designated degree pathways. Participating community colleges and their four-year partner institutions are using the grant resources to forge agreements that will make it simpler to transfer credits and otherwise ease the transition for students who want to earn a four-year degree. The lessons they're learning could inform the work of other colleges in this area.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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