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Utilizing the current literature base on rural community colleges, transfer student adjustment, academic advising and articulation issues, the purpose of this research study was to ascertain the adjustment issues and experiences of rural community college students who have the intent to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate degree granting institution. The perceptions these rural community college students have regarding the transfer process are the focus of the study. Basic descriptive statistics were used to answer the central research question and eight sub-research questions. Findings, conclusions, and recommendations for policy, practice, and future study are presented.
Nearly half of the nation's college students attend community colleges. With increasing emphasis on graduation and transfer rates in higher education, the importance of micro-level interactions that shape student aspiration has been neglected. This study examines the potential of faculty at the community college to positively influence, or “heat up,” student aspirations. This study attempts to bridge the “cooling out” and “heating up” literature in the context of the modern community college by recognizing the role of the individual academic program and faculty. This book applies organizational theory and systems perspective to examine the potential at the community college to "heat up" student aspiration at the institutional, program, and faculty levels. This analysis would be useful to faculty and administrators at community colleges, as well as policy makers or researchers in the field of higher education.