This report examines the literature on practices and programs seeking to improve students’ transition from adult education to postsecondary education. Ultimately, the report seeks to provide practitioners with models for effective strategies in transitioning students to postsecondary education that can be implemented at community colleges throughout California.
From a review of more than 40 references, a set of 18 effective practices emerged. Created as a follow-up to Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges, the report uses the same four major categories to organize the effective practices, offer examples from adult education programs nationwide, and make recommendations for further research:
organizational and administrative practices
program component practices
staff development practices
The RP Group conducted this project with support from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in partnership with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.
RP Group Lead
Dr. Robert Gabriner, Project Director
Sharon Seymour, Project Author
Rene Ciria-Cruz, Elisa Rassen, Nancy Wolfe
Faculty Review Panel
Dr. Jan Connal, Dr. Wade Ellis Jr., Dr. Anniqua Rana, Ms. Nancy Ybarra
Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges
The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges