Building a culture of transfer. . . .with a little help from friends beyond our borders. Cliff Adelman, Institute for Higher Education Policy, July 30, 2007. You can take your seat belts off now. ‘Cause it ain’t transfer any more: it’s mobility. And there sure is a lot more of it.
Building a culture of transfer
. . .with a little help from friends beyond our borders.
Cliff Adelman, Institute for Higher Education Policy,
July 30, 2007
You can take your seat belts off now
‘Cause it ain’t transfer any more: it’s mobility
We’ve got a new universe of student behavior in an era of looser ties to institutions.
And contradictory government policies that both encourage and impede mobility.
In the culture of transfer, transfer is not the bottom line. . .
It’s the consummation of transfer by subsequent student history in the four-year sector that tells the tale.
Now that tells us something about where the culture of transfer has to begin for traditional-age students: in high school
Does that mean part-time is the kiss of death for both transfer and degree completion?
No! It means that we have to learn how to work better with part-time students to move them toward transfer
Remember: migration is the classic (and desired) transfer pattern
So significant summer work adds octane to the transfer momentum---and this works for part-time students, too.
Time to learn something from other countries again. . .
This time from the Bologna Process, the most comprehensive reform of higher education ever undertaken---under way since 1999 in 46 countries.
Now that’s a decent start, but
what would you add to the elements of a culture of transfer?
Nice work if you can get it. . .
So make it part of breathing in---and breathing out!