EOP Transfer Bridge Program. Introduction. Majority of low-income, first generation students attend Community College. Local colleges offer services/benefits not found at four year institutions Yet few transfer to UC or CSU system. Introduction.
The Division of Student Affairs is a partner in the university learning community. Education is enhanced, both inside and outside of the classroom, through high-impact programs and services that enhance studentlearning, development and success. The Division facilitates the academic success, personal growth, and well-being of all students. Student Affairs transitions and connects students to the university and to their future, building communities that foster progress toward degree completion and lifelong Aztec affinity (SDSU, 2013, p. 4)
The San Diego State University’s Educational Opportunity Program serves as a primary vehicle for the CSU in increasing the access, and academic success/retention of California’s educationally and economically disadvantaged students, thus working in the spirit and abiding by the legislative intent that originally established the Program in 1969 (SDSU, 2010).
The mission of the Transfer Bridge program is to assist new transfer students in adjusting to the academic and student life at SDSU through workshops designed to prepare them for their successful educational and social transition to the university.
Example of Learning Outcomes:
To measure knowledge (recall of information, dates, names, major ideas) USE—list, define, tell, describe, show
To measure comprehension (understanding of information, translate knowledge into new context, interpret facts) USE—summarize, interpret, contrast, associate, differentiate (Blooms Taxonomy, 2013).
Wanted to test whether questions were measuring sense of belonging
Conducted factor rotation and found that questions rotated in 3 factors.
For each factor, the reliability index measured at .95, .96, .96
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“The bridge program gave me a community, it gave me so much knowledge about different programs. I knew everything that I had to do when I started.”
“It helps you get acclimated to the campus. It takes out the anxiety before school starts.”
“when I came [to transfer bridge] I didn’t know anything. Knowledge of services was the most helpful. I was thinking, how do people survive if they didn’t go to transfer bridge? I feel so lucky.”
“it was helpful to know that you have others that are going through the same thing. The social bonding was great.”
“We had speakers that told us that we could do it and then shared about their own struggles. It helped me.”
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