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Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) March 12, 2007 To: TAP Colleagues From: Tom Yacovone, TAP Director Subject: Retirement I plan to retire at the end of the Spring 2007 semester. I want you to know how much I have enjoyed working with you. Your passion for teaching has helped to create the best Transfer Alliance Program in California. See “Progress of L.A.V.C. Transfer Alliance Program 1998-2007” (on opposite side of this page). A flyer advertising the position of TAP Director shall be circulated in a few weeks. Again, thanks for your cooperation, professionalism, and friendship. Best Regards, Tom Yacovone Progress of LAVC Transfer Alliance Program—1998-2007 I. Over 90% of LAVC TAP applicants have been accepted to the College of Letters and Sciences at these colleges/universities from 1998-2006: a. University of Southern California b. University of California, Irvine c. University of California, Santa Barbara d. University of California, Santa Cruz e. University of California, Riverside f. Occidental College g. Pepperdine University II. In the Fall 2006, 85% of our TAP applicants to UCLA were accepted versus 40% of non-TAP applicants; the average GPA of UCLA TAP transfers was 3.61. a. LAVC transferred 21% more TAP students to UCLA than LA Pierce College from 1998-2006. b. Of 43 community colleges in California, with a Transfer Alliance Program, only Santa Monica College transferred more TAP students to UCLA than LAVC. Santa Monica College has 24,454 full-time equivalent students as compared to 11,429 full-time equivalent at LAVC (7-06) 1. Proportionately, SMC transfers 2.91 TAP students to UCLA per 1,000 FTES. 2. LAVC transfers 4.64 TAP students to UCLA per 1,000 FTES. 3. Thus, LAVC transfers more TAP students to UCLA per FTES than SMC. III. UCLA awarded forty-six $10,000 scholarships to TAP transfers in the Fall 2006 a. LAVC TAP students won six of these scholarships, more than any other of the forty-three TAP colleges in California. b. Pierce TAP students won four of these scholarships and SMC TAP students won three. c. Analysis: The median household income in Van Nuys is $44,779, as compared with $85,152 in Woodland Hills and $75, 989 in Santa Monica (2,000). Over 70% of LAVC students are immigrants of children of immigrants. Seventy percent of LAVC students need remediation in English and 88% in Math. Both of these colleges have greater FTES than LAVC. IV. In the spring 2007, there are 84 TAP classes and over 400 students participating in TAP. In the fall 1993, there were 9 TAP classes and 70-80 students in the program. V. In the spring 2007, $8,000 will be given in TAP scholarships. In the Spring 1992, $125 was given for a single TAP scholarships.
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