Collegiate Transfer: Navigating the New Normal, HE 162

Collegiate Transfer: Navigating the New Normal, HE 162

by Janet L. Marling (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9781118701027
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/24/2013
Series: J-B HE Single Issue Higher Education Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Janet L. Marling

1. The Transfer Moment: The Pivotal Partnership BetweenCommunity Colleges and Four-Year Institutions in Securing theNation's College Completion Agenda 5
Stephen J. Handel
This chapter addresses transfer from a community college to afouryear institution, an important pathway for students seeking thebachelor’s degree, especially students from underservedgroups. The transfer pathway will be an increasingly importantsource of bachelor’s degree holders as colleges anduniversities strive to meet President Obama’s collegecompletion agenda.

2. Deciphering Articulation and State/System Policies andAgreements 17
Trudy H. Bers
This chapter provides a brief description of articulationagreements and policies intended to facilitate transfer; examplesof institutional partnership, system-level, and statewideapproaches; and observations about the characteristics, underlyingassumptions, and utility of these agreements and policies.

3. Campus Administrator and Student Perspectives forImproving Transfer Policy and Practice 27
Amy Fann
This chapter offers a set of recommendations for two-year andfour-year institutions related to the evaluation and implementationof transfer policy and practice. These recommendations were drawnfrom a major study to investigate the perspectives of students,staff, and administrators.

4. Institutional Practices That Facilitate Bachelor’sDegree Completion for Transfer Students 39
Abby Miller
This chapter presents findings from two recent Pell Institutestudies, which explored the characteristics and experiences oflow-income, first-generation community college transfer students inTexas and two-year and four-year institutional approaches tofacilitating transfer student degree completion.

5. Building a Transfer-Receptive Culture at Four-YearInstitutions 51
Alfred Herrera, Dimpal Jain
This chapter reviews a four-year university’s role indeveloping and implementing a transfer-receptive culture. Inparticular, it focuses on the first element of a transfer-receptiveculture by highlighting a series of visits by the chancellor of theUniversity of California, Los Angeles, to community colleges withinCalifornia.

6. Successful Transitions From Two-Year to Four-YearInstitutions 61
Thomas J. Grites
This chapter provides an analysis of a set of conditions thattransfer students will most likely face in their transition to anew institution. The specific focus is on transfer from two-year tofouryear institutions.

7. The Shared Experiences: Facilitating Successful Transferof Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Fields69
Dimitra Lynette Jackson, Soko S. Starobin, Frankie SantosLaanan
This chapter addresses critical issues related to the transfersuccess of women and underrepresented minorities (URMs) in STEMdisciplines and will highlight implications for fostering asuccessful transfer experience for these populations.

8. Navigating the New Normal: Transfer Trends, Issues, andRecommendations 77
Janet L. Marling
This chapter establishes the use of data and effectivecommunications as the foundation of comprehensive approaches tofacilitating transfer student success and examines transfer trendsand future issues. Recommendations are offered to institutions andindividuals for navigating the new normal—collegiatetransfer.


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