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Levin, John S.; Cox, Elizabeth M.; Cerven, Christine; Haberler, Zachary – Community College Review, 2010
This study identifies and examines the key practices of California community college programs that have demonstrated success in improving (or that have shown significant potential to improve) the achievement of underrepresented groups whose educational attainment often lags behind the attainment of relatively well-off White students. Unlike many…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Industry, Educational Attainment, College Programs
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Harbin, Carey E. – Community College Review, 1997
Describes results of a survey of 85 California community college students who transferred to four-year institutions. Students were highly satisfied with their academic preparation but desired more information on the transfer process. Demographic data, ratings of adjustment experiences, and student academic standings are included. Appendix includes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment
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Morphew, Christopher C.; Twombly, Susan B.; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa E. – Community College Review, 2001
Discusses transfer agreements between two urban community colleges and Smith College (Massachusetts), an elite private women's college. Reveals that these agreements are succeeding because of: (1) the potential for benefits for all campuses involved; (2) the use of a formal written agreement and the involvement of faculty; and (3) the personal…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Institutional Cooperation
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Higgins, C. Steven; Katsinas, Stephen G. – Community College Review, 1999
Investigates the relationship between transfer rates and conditions that are beyond an institution's control. Finds that the percentage of students under age 25 and the percent of adults with a high school degree are positively associated with transfer, while expenditures per FTE, the percentage of males enrolled, and population density are…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Demography
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Palmer, Jim – Community College Review, 1987
Examines recent efforts to smooth the flow of students from community colleges to baccalaureate-granting institutions. Describes a cooperative, multidimensional program involving high schools, community colleges, and four-year institutions in efforts to hone the skills of high school students; improve course and program articulation; and develop…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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McMillan, Virginia K.; Parke, Scott J. – Community College Review, 1994
Compares the methods of calculating the transfer rates of students transferring from community colleges to senior institutions developed by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges and the National Effectiveness Transfer Consortium. Indicates that neither of the models considers program of study and only one considers student intent. (12…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Attendance, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Hellmich, David M. – Community College Review, 1993
Describes a study to discover whether socioeconomic status, race, and gender taken independently and in combination were related to community college students being "cooled out" (i.e., ultimately graduating with a terminal degree after enrolling in a transfer degree program) after controlling for academic ability and age. Finds Clark's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Career Counseling, College Transfer Students
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Turner, Caroline Sotello Viernes – Community College Review, 1992
Reviews literature describing the complexity and difficulty of two- to four-year college transfer. Describes a comparative study of the transfer process for Hispanic and white students in three California community colleges. Discusses the impact of interinstitutional linkages and networks on articulation and transfer. (DMM)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs
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Barkley, Sue Murphey – Community College Review, 1993
Reviews literature appearing since 1985 on changing patterns of community college transfer, the current status of community college articulation, and areas for improvement in the transfer/articulation process. Includes a 21-item bibliography. (DMM)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1993
Describes the ways in which the particular duties and orientations of two- and four-year college faculty tend to remove faculty from the transfer process. Suggests the importance of an increased faculty role in the transfer process through such means as faculty advising of students and increased two- and four-year faculty interaction. (MAB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Faculty, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Rendon, Laura I. – Community College Review, 1993
Assesses the community college transfer function with respect to low transfer and retention rates, the value of associate degrees, lack of congruence between students' intention to transfer and actual transfer rates, vocational programs as subbaccalaureate tracks, curriculum structure, the overproduction of bachelor's degrees, and colleges'…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates
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St. Clair, Karen L. – Community College Review, 1993
Discusses community college efforts to assess student needs, increase persistence, and enhance transfer education, offering recommendation on the provision of guidance and counseling, opportunities for faculty-student interaction, and orientation programs. Questions current definitions of transfer effectiveness. Asserts that students themselves…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Articulation (Education)
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Vaala, Leslie – Community College Review, 1989
Describes a study of transfer students attending a large university in western Canada, which investigated students' satisfaction with their community college and university experiences, their academic success, and reasons students were glad they had begun at the two-year college or wished they had begun at the university. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Environment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Cohen, Arthur M. – Community College Review, 1983
Reviews the development of the transfer function in California community colleges, supplying data confirming that community colleges function not only as career, community, and compensatory education centers, but as institutions in which students desiring baccalaureate degrees matriculate, albeit differently from a generation ago. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Student Educational Objectives
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Friedlander, Jack – Community College Review, 1980
Reviews the literature relating the decline in transfer education to: increased enrollments in occupational programs; the growth of remedial and community education; the increase in the number of part-time, older students; and competition from four-year colleges. A bibliography is included. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Enrollment Trends