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Introduction
 
The Importance of 2/4 Transfer
 
The Different Dimensions of Transfer
 
The Accountability Problem and Transfer “Rates”
 
Research on State Policy and Transfer
 
Six-State Focus
 
    Arkansas
 
    Florida
 
    New Mexico
 
    New York
 
    North Carolina
 
    Texas
 
Lessons Learned about State Transfer Policy
 
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Acknowledgments


This paper was commissioned by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, with additional support from the New Millennium project at the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Thanks are due to a number of people who shared their expertise and insights: Katherine Boswell, with the Center for Community College Policy at the Education Commission of the States; Ellen Bradburn, with MPR, Inc.; Robert McCabe, member of the National Center’s Board of Directors and Senior Associate with the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges; Kent Philippe, with the American Association of Community Colleges; David Pierce, member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Higher Education Policy and President Emeritus of the American Association of Community Colleges; Katalyn Szelenyi, with the UCLA Transfer Assembly Project; and Virginia Taylor, at Genessee Community College in New York.

Special thanks also go to several people who shared data, agreed to be interviewed, and reviewed early drafts of the state profiles: Lu Hardin and Ron Harrell, from the Arkansas Board of Higher Education; Patricia Windham, with the Florida Board of Education; Bruce Hamlett and Tom Root, with the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education; Glenwood Rouse, with the New York State Department of Education; Gary Barnes and Troy Barksdale, with the University of North Carolina Board of Governors; and Marshall Hill, from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Responsibility for errors and misinterpretations remains with the author.

Jane V. Wellman

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