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					            Institutional
            Transfer Plan



      Elizabeth Armstrong, Interim President
Barbara Kavalier, Vice President - Student Services
  Timothy McGrath, Vice President - Instruction



                    January, 2007
                         San Diego Mesa College - Institutional Transfer Plan


San Diego Mesa College‟s Institutional Transfer Plan has been developed to establish a definitive
campus commitment to Transfer and to provide a planning mechanism for the Transfer growth. The
plan is also a requirement of California Education Code. As stated in the Minimum Program Standards
for Transfer Centers in spring, 1995, “Education Code section 51027 requires the governing board of
each community college district to recognize transfer as one of its primary missions, and that an
emphasis shall be placed on the preparation and transfer of underrepresented students. Additionally,
each district was to develop and adopt a „transfer center plan‟ which would describe the activities of the
transfer center and the subsequent activities to be provided to students. Initial plans to implement
minimum standards were to be directed towards, but not limited to, five areas: services to be provided to
students; facilities, staffing; advisory committee; and evaluation and reporting.”

Transfer Program History
The 1960 California Master Plan for Higher Education established transfer from community colleges to
baccalaureate institutions as a central element in providing broad educational opportunity. Two major
pieces of legislation with the focus for implementing transfer and articulation in California resulted in
the development of a common intersystem general education core curriculum and transfer center
funding (AB 1725) and a comprehensive system of transfer (SB121).

Assembly Bill 1725 (Chapter 973, Statues of 1988) provided new direction and support for the transfer
function to California‟s community colleges. Emphasis was placed on improving transfer function and
removing barriers to transfer.

SB 121 (Chapter 1188, Statues of 1991) established that the University of California system, California
State University system and California community colleges need to work together to ensure smooth
transition and educational goal completion.

Purpose of the Transfer Center
Transfer Centers were established to strengthen the transfer function, and to increase the number of
California Community College students prepared for transfer to four-year institutions through the
coordination of college transfer efforts. SB 121 further established that Transfer centers incorporate the
identification, development and implementation of strategies designed to enhance the transfer of low
income, disabled and first generation college students.

Minimum Program Standards as established in Section 51027, Title 5, Part IV of the California
Code of Regulations
a) The governing board of each community college district shall recognize transfer as one of its
   primary missions, and shall place priority emphasis on the preparation and transfer of
   underrepresented students, including African-American, Chicano/Latino, American Indian, disabled,
   low-income and other students historically and currently underrepresented in the transfer process.
b) Each community college district governing board shall direct the development and adoption of a
   Transfer Center Plan describing the activities of the transfer center and the services to be provided to
   students, incorporating the provisions established in these standards, as outlined below. Plans shall
   identify target student populations and shall establish target increases in the number of applicant to
   the four-year segments from these populations, including specific targets for increasing the transfer
   applications of those underrepresented among transfer students.




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Recommendations set forth by Section 51027 of the Title 5 regulations incorporate required services,
facilities, staffing, establishment of an advisory committee, and evaluation and reporting. All five
aspects have been addressed in the San Diego Mesa Transfer Center Plan as detailed below.

The 2007-2012 Institutional Transfer Plan addresses the following five areas.

1. Services are provided directly to students via, staff, counselors, workshops, classroom visits,
   published materials and the campus website;

2. The Transfer/Career Center is located I3-202. This facility houses the dedicated Transfer Center
   faculty and staff and includes three offices—a conference room, eight student computers, student
   work stations, and resource materials;

3. Staffing includes one faculty counseling coordinator, two adjunct faculty members, one supervisor,
   and one student services support assistant;

4. The Transfer Center Advisory Committee was formed in the spring of 2004 to develop this plan and
   to provide ongoing review, planning and support for the Transfer Center.




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     Mission Statement for San Diego Mesa College
         Vision

         What we strive to be
         San Diego Mesa College shall be a key force in our community to educate our students to shape the future.

         Mission

         Why we exist

         To inspire and enable student success in an environment that is strengthened by diversity, is responsive to
         our communities, and fosters scholarship, leadership and responsibility.

         Values

         What we believe in

           Access
           Accountability
           Diversity
           Equity
           Excellence

           Freedom of Expression
           Integrity
           Respect
           Scholarship
           Sustainability



         Performance Indicators

         How we assess effectiveness

         Equity/Access, Engagement/Retention, Persistence, Success, Institutional Effectiveness

         Goals

1.   To deliver and support exemplary teaching and learning in the areas of transfer education, associate
     degrees, career and technical education, certificates, and basic skills.
2.   To provide a learning environment that maximizes student access and success, and employee well-being.
3.   To respond to and meet community needs for economic and workforce development.
4.   To cultivate an environment that embraces and is enhanced by diversity.




     Mission Statement for San Diego Mesa College Transfer Center
         The San Diego Mesa College Transfer Center provides a learning environment that encourages students‟
         successful transfer to any university by serving as a resource center for the campus community in all aspects
         of transfer. We provide up-to-date information, resources, and opportunities for students to become experts
         of their individual transfer goals.




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In 1997, the California Community Colleges State Chancellor‟s office, established the
Recommended Guidelines for Transfer. These guidelines outlined the following Transfer
Goals of the Institution.

GOALS

Institutions should be committed, but not limited to, the following goals:

   1. Identify and increase the number of students who choose to transfer and are
      prepared to transfer, particularly those who are underrepresented in the transfer
      process.

   2. Increase the number of students, in cooperation with the four-year systems, who
      actually transfer, particularly from among those groups underrepresented in the
      transfer process.

   3. Work with campus governing boards, administrators and academic senates to
      ensure that the transfer of students is a high priority of the campus.

   4. Revise campus policies and processes as needed to strengthen and clarify the
      transfer process.

   5. Ensure that students obtain accurate and timely academic advising, transfer
      information and services.

   6. Work with instructional faculty and departments to develop curriculum, course
      content and pedagogy which integrates transfer concepts and strategies; and to
      ensure course articulation with lower-division offerings at four-year institutions.

Following these guidelines we have developed and aligned our program goals and
activities to support these overriding institutional transfer goals.


GOAL 1
Identify and increase the number of students who choose to transfer and are prepared to
transfer, particularly those who are underrepresented in the transfer process.

      Have EOPS member serve on Transfer Advisory Board
      Increase visibility of Transfer Center and its activities
      Collaborate with EOPS, Puente, Mesa Academy, DSPS on workshops and events.
           o EOPS workshops
           o Puente co-sponsored bus trip
           o University reps to Mesa Academy class
      Have EOPS/DSPS/Puente/Mesa Academy offer special incentives for students
       attending Transfer related events
           o Points for classes


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           o Extra credit
           o Contact count
      Continue with Transfer Hour to increase visibility of the Transfer Center and its
       resources.
      Work with district to add drop down menus on application for students to identify
       the major of interest after transfer.
      Continue with Annual Transfer Recognition Luncheon.
      Work with Articulation Officer to increase articulations with universities
      1 unit Transfer 101 course development



GOAL 2
Increase the number of students, in cooperation with the four-year systems, who actually
transfer, particularly from among those groups underrepresented in the transfer process.

      Work with district services to add section on application for students to opt to
       release information to 4-year systems.
      Expand the participation of 4-year systems in Transfer Center activities
           o Supervisits
           o Application assistance during peak periods
           o Presentations to faculty and students
           o Table visits
           o Appointments
           o Workshops
           o Transfer Day
      Meet on a regular basis with the 4-year systems to share information
           o TCD Regional meeting meets 2X semester. Invites are sent out to local
               private universities to attend these meetings.
           o UCSD holds Transitions Workshops 1X each semester
           o SDSU holds Transfer Center Director meetings 1X each semester
      Increase visits from 4-year system EOP, DSPS, TRIO to Mesa College campus
      Utilize UC Berkeley‟s student outreach efforts during their spring break to notify
       our students about the opportunity to transfer.
      Hold annual HBCU Day to increase awareness
           o Mesa Academy “HBCU of the month” assignments
           o Collaboration with Black Studies faculty to display an HBCU of the
               month in Black Studies area

GOAL 3
Work with campus governing boards, administrators and academic senates to ensure that
the transfer of students is a high priority of the campus.

      Since the district has recognized October as Transfer Awareness Month, increased
       marketing and activities to promote “transfer awareness” during this month



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      Schedule Transfer Center presentations with instructional deans and department
       chairs for School and Department meetings at least once a semester
      Work with faculty to conduct customized Transfer presentations in class.

GOAL 4
Revise campus policies and processes as needed to strengthen and clarify the transfer
process.

      Increase collaboration with Miramar College, City College and District Office to
       increase efficiency and consistency of transfer information and resources.
      Meet monthly with Transfer Center Coordinators from City and Miramar
      Meet monthly with District Student Services Council to strengthen
       communication, develop district-wide documents and share resources
      Work closely with Campus Based Researcher to obtain recent and accurate
       information regarding transfer

GOAL 5
Ensure that students obtain accurate and timely academic advising, transfer information
and services.

      Distribute monthly transfer updates to entire campus
      Increase visibility of Transfer Center and its activities
      Participate in Mesa 411, the student services newsletter at Mesa
      Conduct “transfer hours” a minimum of twice a week during the semester to
       answer transfer related questions and to increase awareness of the location of the
       center
      Provide transfer updates to all counselors
      Participate in adjunct counseling training
      For those students interested in receiving information, continue to maintain
       database and send information.
      Create a comprehensive transfer guide.
      Provide regular workshops

GOAL 6
Systematically evaluate the effectiveness of the Transfer Center.
    Provide annual report to the Mesa Student Services Council
    Conduct CAS assessment annually
    Make decisions about the continuation, modification, or termination of Transfer
      Center programs
    Collect and analyze student data in order to determine the congruence of the
      Transfer Center activities and student needs and expectations.




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                      STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

The transfer center’s operation is based on six learning outcome categories that
we believe are critical components of student success regardless of the student’s
major. The six categories will be used to guide a student’s educational
development and growth.

1. Critical Thinking: Ability to locate, apply, analyze problems, synthesize,
conceptualize and evaluate information utilizing a variety of resources to make
decisions. The outcome includes both inductive and deductive logical reasoning
and methodological processes.

2. Communication: Ability to articulate thoughts, goals, processes and makes
decisions.

3. Self-awareness and Interpersonal Skills: ability to identify one’s own needs,
determine resources and access appropriate services.

4. Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Ability to understand one’s role
in society, take responsibility for one’s own actions, make ethical decisions in
complex situations, and participate actively in a diverse democracy.

5. Global Awareness: Ability to become exposed and made aware of cultural
values and issues.

6. Technical Awareness: Ability to use various methods of technology.




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                                ASSESSMENT PLAN

  Assessment is a systematic and on-going process of collecting and interpreting
  data to further develop programmatic components and improve the services to
  students and identified stakeholders. Therefore, having a solid assessment plan
  in place will allow the Transfer Center to determine the merit of activities,
  determine and apply standards for judging value, quality and effectiveness; and
  finally, lead to recommendations intended to optimize the results in relation to the
  goals and objectives. To this end, the Transfer Center will utilize the Input-
  Environment-Output Model as outlined below.



   INPUT                       Mesa College Students




                        Transfer Center Activities (related to Mission
                        Statement of College, Division, Center)

                                                                           Impact of outcome
ENVIRONMENT                 Identified Objectives for each activity        on objectives
                            (related to Student Learning Outcomes)



                                 Evaluation for each activity



   OUTPUT                               Outcome




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    1)      Identify and increase the number of students who choose to transfer and are prepared to transfer, particularly those who
            are underrepresented in the transfer process.

                                                                   Expected Outcomes                                      Measures/                               Personnel
   Objectives                       Activities                                                        SLO                                      Timeline
                                                                                                                         Instruments                             Responsible
                      Collaborate with existing retention         Students will gain more          1,2,3,4,5            Sign-up sheets     Monthly updates     Coordinator
                      programs including Mesa Academy,            exposure to activities and                            Referral sources   to coordinators     Staff
                      Puente Project, Extended Opportunity        resources related to                                  ISIS screen info
1. Facilitate and
                      Programs and Services (EOPS),               transfer, increase the use of                         Evaluations        End of month
                      Student Tutorial and Academic               the Transfer Center,                                                      review of sign-up
promote the
                      Resources (STAR), Disabled Students         participate in activities, and                                            sheets, referral
retention and
                      Program and Services (DSPS), and the        create an educational plan                                                sources, and
transfer of
                      Counseling department’s Personal            for transfer.                                                             Evaluations of
underrepresented
                      Growth Program to increase the                                                                                        activities
students
                      transfer rate for these students by
                      sharing current transfer requirement
                      information with the coordinators of
                      these programs.
                                                                  Students who participate in      1,2,3,4,5      In house database        Monthly             Coordinator
                      Utilize in-house database to track          Transfer Center activities                      Sign-in sheets                               Supervisor
                      students who participate in activities      will be tracked to determine                    Evaluations                                  Staff
                      sponsored by the Transfer Center            progression and success
                                                                  towards their goals
                      Utilize the National Student                Transfer Center will utilize     1,2,3,4,5            National student   End of semester
                      Clearinghouse to collect data about         data to make informed                                  clearinghouse
                      students who have transferred from          decisions regarding
2. . Create a
                      Mesa College.                               services and activities
database that
                      http://www.studentclearinghouse,org         planned.
identifies students
at Mesa College
                                                                  Students who utilize             1,2,3,4,5,6    In house database        Monthly
                      Send mailers describing Transfer
who have indicated    Center services to the students in the
                                                                  Transfer Center will receive                    Sign in sheets
Transfer as their     database
                                                                  more frequent information                       Evaluations
                                                                  regarding transfer activities
educational goal
                                                                  Data will be used to assess      1,2,3,4,5      Student Record           Database will be
                                                                  and evaluate the                                 System                   completed end of
                      In collaboration with the District Office
                                                                  Institutional Transfer Plan                                               Spring 2006
                      of Institutional Research and Planning,
                                                                  goals and objectives and                                                  semester
                      create a Student Record System to
                                                                  used to make informed
                      code, track and retrieve data on
                                                                  programmatic                                                              Use of data will
                      successful transfer rates.
                                                                  improvements and changes                                                  be reviewed each
                                                                                                                                            semester
                                                   San Diego Mesa College - Institutional Transfer Plan
    2)    Increase the number of students, in cooperation with the four-year systems, who actually transfer, particularly from among
          those groups underrepresented in the transfer process.
                                                     Expected Outcomes                      Measures/                             Personnel
   Objectives                Activities                                           SLO                            Timeline
                                                                                           Instruments                           Responsible
                                                                We will see an increase in       1,2,3,4,       ISIS                Monthly           Coordinator
                      Promote the Transfer Studies Degree
                      at Mesa College via counseling
                                                                the number of students                          Referral slips                        Counselors
                      sessions, workshops and printed
                                                                applying for Transfer                           Evaluation Office                     Supervisor
                                                                Studies Degree or                                data
                      materials.
                                                                expressing an interest
                      Promote the “Let Us Know If You Go”       - Increase in number of          1,2,3,4,5,6      Student report    End of semester   Coordinator
                      campaign. This new program is                students expressing                            Database                            Counselors
                      designed to identify students who            interest in transferring to                    Referrals                           Supervisor
                      have been admitted for transfer to a         4-year institutions                            Evaluations
                      4-year college/university. Students       - Increase in number of                           Exit interviews
                      will self identify their admission’s         students notifying
                      status by contacting the Transfer            Transfer Center of final
                      Center. When the student contacts            transfer school
                      the Center, their name, student ID        - Serve as visible
                      number, and Transfer School and              reminder of transfer
                      Term is obtained. If the student             opportunities
1. Create a program
                      comes into the Center their picture
that Celebrates
                      will be taken with their acceptance
Student Transfer
                      letter.
Success
                      The purpose of this program is to:
                           - Identify student transfers for
                                tracking purposes
                           - Provide information for
                                student learning outcomes
                           - Celebrate the transfer
                                success of students
                           - Promote the transfer program
                           - Motivate other students to
                                transfer by observing their
                                peer success stories
                      List transferring students and transfer
                      institution in Graduation program (as
                      an insert).
                      Design a Wall of Stars in the Transfer
                      Center to highlight transfer students.




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                                                                   Students will be exposed to     1,2,3,4,5,6   Evaluations           End of semester   Coordinator
                                                                   various options in selecting                  Exit interview                          Supervisor
                                                                   their target transfer                         Report from                             Staff
                                                                   institution                                   target institutions
                          Invite regional, state, and national
                          schools to                               Students will create
                                                                   educational plans according
                                Meet with students by
                                                                   to their target institutional
                                   appointment
                                                                   requirements
                                Assist in presenting general
                                   workshops hosted by the
                                                                   By meeting with personnel
2. Expand the                      Transfer Center
                                                                   from the 4-year institution,
participation of four-          Conduct presentations to
                                                                   students’ comfort level in
year                               faculty and students
                                                                   making the transition will be
colleges/universities           Participate in Mesa’s Annual      eased.
in Transfer Center                 Transfer Day
activities to not only
                                                                   Students will be exposed to
recruit students but to
                                                                   various formats of
provide academic
                                                                   information from personnel
and social support
                                                                   at target institutions
                                                                   Students will transition        1,2,3,4,5,6   Evaluations           End of semester
                                                                   more smoothly to UCSD                         Exit interview
                                                                   with an understanding of                      Report from
                          Develop a Transition Bridge Program
                                                                   the resources that are                        UCSD
                          with UCSD’s OASIS program to assist
                                                                   available to them
                          students in their academic, social and
                          cultural transition from Mesa to
                                                                   UCSD will see a higher
                          UCSD.
                                                                   retention rate for students
                                                                   who have persisted through
                                                                   the program.




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    3)      Work with campus governing boards, administrators and academic senates to ensure that the transfer of students is a
            high priority of the campus.

                                                                 Expected Outcomes                             Measures/                            Personnel
  Objectives                        Activities                                                    SLO                              Timeline
                                                                                                              Instruments                          Responsible
                      Encourage the participation of             Instructional and Student     1,2,3,4,5,6   Counselor report   End of semester   Coordinator
                      instructional faculty in the development   Services Programs will be                   Evaluations                          Supervisor
                      and implementation of transfer efforts,    able to promote Transfer                    Student report                       Staff
                      such as participating as members of        activities through existing
                      the Transfer Advisory Committee and        activities.
                      promoting Transfer Day.
                      Schedule Transfer Center                   Students will gain an
                      presentations with instructional deans     understanding of the
                      and department chairs for their            different places to go with
                      respective School and Department           any transfer related
                      Meetings at least once a semester          questions and utilize the
                      Secure the support from the Academic       resources more frequently.
1. Continue to        Senate and the Chairs Committee for
coordinate Transfer   counseling faculty to make classroom
Center activities     presentations and to encourage faculty
along with other      to refer students to the Transfer Center
instructional and     for advisement on transfer
student services      Work with individual faculty to create
programs.             customized in-class workshops to meet
                      the specific transfer needs of the
                      students in that particular discipline
                      Schedule transfer presentations for
                      classes such as ENG 51, 56 and 101,
                      MATH 95 & 96, Ethnic Studies, Health
                      Education to start exposing transfer as
                      an option early in student’s academic
                      progression and to emphasize solid
                      planning for transfer students
                      Work with the Associated Students and
                      Student Clubs to schedule Transfer
                      Center presentations at meetings




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                     Present the “In-class Transfer
                     Workshop” program as an option for
                     instructors who have approved leave
                     for activities such as workshops or
                     conferences. The Transfer Center
                     Counselor will facilitate a transfer
                     workshop during the scheduled class
                     time.
                     Present for approval the Institutional      Receive campus support        1,2,3,4,5,6   Feedback from       Ongoing            Dean
                     Transfer Plan to: Dean’s Council, the       for Transfer Center                         committees          presentation       Coordinator
                     Academic Senate, Classified Senate,         activities                                                                         Supervisor
                     Associated Students, and the                                                            Proposal feedback   Proposal
                     President’s Cabinet                         Students will see more of a                                     development by
2. Obtain campus-    Develop a proposal for Special staff        pronounced presence                         Grant feedback      end of Fall 06
wide support for     Development Funds for training              regarding Transfer in all
the Institutional    counseling faculty in current transfer      aspects of college life.                                        Apply for grants
Transfer Plan        requirements                                                                                                ongoing
                     Apply to appropriate grants and/or
                     request additional general fund
                     resources and other non-fiscal
                     resources, to implement the activities of
                     the Institutional Transfer Plan
                                                                 Incorporate the college as    1,2.3.4       Formulation of a    Immediate          Dean
3. Expand advisory
                     Recruit instructional faculty to serve on   a whole into the transfer                   committee                              Coordinator
committee
                     the Transfer Advisory Committee             process                                                                            Supervisor
(wording?)
                                                                                                                                                    Staff




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     4)      Revise campus policies and processes as needed to strengthen and clarify the transfer process.


                                                                   Expected Outcomes                            Measures/                             Personnel
   Objectives                         Activities                                                    SLO                              Timeline
                                                                                                               Instruments                           Responsible
1. Improve              Meet bi-monthly with the Transfer         The process related to         1,2,3,4,5   Coordinator check-   End of semester   Coordinators,
collaboration efforts   Center Coordinators from City and         transfer will be streamlined               in                                     Supervisors
with Miramar, City      Miramar to strengthen communication,      with the other colleges and                Student report
and the District        develop District-wide documents, and      district offices in order to
Office to increase      share resources                           strengthen and clarify the
efficiency and          Collaborate with District Student         process.
consistency of          Services and District Outreach staff to
transfer information    reinforce transfer activities, student
and resources.          tracking, and promotion of transfer




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    5)       Ensure that students obtain accurate and timely academic advising, transfer information and services.


                                                                 Expected Outcomes                               Measures/                            Personnel
   Objectives                       Activities                                                     SLO                               Timeline
                                                                                                                Instruments                          Responsible
                      Distribute bi-weekly and/or monthly       All campus counseling           1,2,3,4       Counselor report    Monthly updates   Coordinator
1. Expand the
                      transfer updates                          departments will receive the                                      Weekly updates    Supervisor
communication
                      Provide faculty and staff development     same information and                                              during meetings   Staff
from the Transfer
                      workshops on transfer activities          provide consistency in
Center to all
                      Coordinate sessions with four-year        delivery of this information.
campus counseling
                      college representatives to present
departments
                      transfer requirement updates
                                                                Students will have              1,2,3,4,5,6   Student report      Measured          Coordinator
2. Provide drop-in    Rotate counselors from General
                                                                opportunities to meet with                    Evaluation          monthly           Counselors
counseling in the     Counseling areas to provide drop-in
                                                                counselors when they have                     Counselor report
Transfer Center       counseling to students on a daily basis
                                                                immediate questions
3. Update                                                       Ensure several methods of       1,2,3,4,5,6   Student report      Monthly           Coordinator
reference materials   Continue to revise internal materials     delivering information so                     Portal count                          Supervisor
available in the                                                students have access to                       Center usage data                     Staff
Transfer Center to    Create a Transfer Portal on the web       resources at any time.
keep the college
community current     Maintain library of available current
on transfer           college catalogues
requirements




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    Goal 5 continued…
                     At the beginning of the semester,         Increase visibility of        1,2,3,4,5,6   Student report      Monthly   Coordinator
                     distribute a campus-wide flyer of all     activities, events,                         Center usage data             Supervisor
                     transfer workshops that will be           information coming from the                                               Staff
                     conducted during the semester             Transfer Center to student
                     Distribute Transfer Center bookmarks      population.
                     campus-wide
                     Distribute via email the “Weekly
                     Transfer and Career Center Activities”
                     to all contract and adjunct faculty to
                     inform students
                     Produce a captioned video explaining
4. Develop a
                     the transfer process that is played
detailed marketing
                     continuously in the Counseling
plan that supports
                     Department and in the cafeteria
the Goals of the
                     Request that the Mesa Press dedicate
Institutional
                     space for a “Transfer Center” column of
Transfer Plan
                     Frequently Asked Questions on the
                     benefits of transfer
                     Create a brochure on Steps to
                     Successful Transfer
                     Create an information brochure on
                     Transfer Agreements
                     Collaborate with mesa College
                     Communications Office to develop a full
                     page Transfer Center advertisement for
                     placement in the Mesa College Class
                     Schedule




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    6)       To systematically evaluate the effectiveness of the Transfer Center

                                                                Expected Outcomes                               Measures/                             Personnel
   Objectives                      Activities                                                     SLO                                Timeline
                                                                                                               Instruments                           Responsible
1) To continually                                              a. Enhance overall              1,2,3,4,5,6   Counselor report     Ongoing           Coordinator
assess and meet                                                educational experiences                       CAS standards        Annually
expectations of the                                            and improve transfer
professional                                                   services
standards for
                      Conduct CAS assessments annually
higher education in
outcome
assessment and
program evaluation

2) To collect and                                              a. Provide programs and         1,2,3,4,5,6   Evaluations          End of semester   District Research
analyze student                                                services that better meet                     Counselor report                       Coordinator
data in order to                                               the needs of the student                      ISIS                                   Supervisor
                      Conduct assessments and evaluations
determine the                                                  population                                    Application                            Staff
                      in a timely and systematic manner that
congruence of the                                                                                            Environmental scan
                      will provide ongoing data for the
Transfer Center
                      Transfer Center.
and student needs
and expectations

3) To coordinate                                               a. Staff will provide quality   1,2,3,4,5,6   Budget review        End of semester   Coordinator
accountability and                                             services                                                                             Supervisor
                      Bi-monthly meetings with Transfer
cost effectiveness                                                                                                                                  Staff
                      Center staff
of student services

4) To make                                                     a. Programs that meet           1,2,3,4,5,6   Evaluations          Annually          Coordinator
decisions about the                                            student learning outcomes                                                            Staff
continuation,                                                  will be offered in order to
modification, or      Review all assessment and evaluation     enhance the student’s
termination of        results.                                 overall educational
student services                                               experiences
programs



    A comprehensive report will be written at the end of the academic year detailing the assessment outcomes and results. These results will be
    utilized to make informed decisions regarding any programmatic changes or improvements and to update the Institutional Transfer Plan to
    encompass any unmet needs. This programmatic review will take place annually.

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