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Bridging the Gaps to Success

Bridging the Gaps to Success

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Promising Practices for Promoting transfer among Low-income and first-generation students
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Bridging
 
the
 
gaps
 
to
 
success
2009
Promising Practices
or
 Promoting transfer
among
Low-income
and
 first-generation students
supported by texas guaranteedstudent loan corporation (tg) throughthe public benet grant program
 In-Depth StuDy fSIx exemplary CommunItyCollegeS i texaS
Chandra Taylor Smith
 , Ph.D.an
Abby Miller
with
C. Adolo Bermeo
 , Ph.D.
 
bridging
 
the
 
gaps
 
to
 
success
ABOUT THE PELL INSTITUTE
The
Pell Institute or the Study o Opportunity in Higher Education conducts and disseminates research and pol-icy analysis to encourage policymakers, educators, and the public to improve educational opportunities andoutcomes or low-income, rst-generation students and students with disabilities. The Pell Institute is the rst researchinstitute to specically examine the challenges aecting educational opportunity or these growing populations.
pell institute staff and senior scholars
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oreword ..............................iiiacknowledgements .......................vexecutive summary........................1study design.............................6transer students, barriers, & eectivepractices – a review o the research ...10ndings................................14structured academic pathway ........14
institutional articulation agreements
....15
dual enrollment
....................16
developmental coursework initiatives
.....17
active learning
.....................18student-centered culture............18
customer service ocus
...............18
trio
.............................21
specialized advising
..................22
learning centers/tutoring labs
..........24
learning communities
................25
rst-year orientation/seminar
..........26
additional support programs
...........26
fexible scheduling
..................27
student engagement in campus lie
.......27culturally-sensitive leadership.......28
sta and aculty role modeling
.........28
strategic planning
...................29
outreach
.........................30recommendations & conclusions ..........33appendix a: quantitative analysis ..........36appendix b: sta & aculty interview guide .40appendix c: student interview guide........43appendix e: institutional prole matrix ....44reerences..............................45
Bridging
 
the
 
gaps
 
to
 
success
2009
Promising Practices
or
 Promoting transfer
among
Low-income
and
 first-generation students
supported by texas guaranteedstudent loan corporation (tg) throughthe public benet grant program
 In-Depth StuDy fSIx exemplary CommunItyCollegeS i texaS
Chandra Taylor Smith
 , Ph.D.an
Abby Miller
with
C. Adolo Bermeo
 , Ph.D.

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