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New research by Monique Colclough, Ph.D., examines promising practices for community college-HBCU transfer student success

Colclough’s recent study looks at transfer practices and student support initiatives that influence student success and degree completion for all community college students who transfer to North Carolina’s public HBCUs.

Based on findings, North Carolina’s Community Colleges and Public HBCU should consider:

  • Flexible online degree completion opportunities that reflect best practices in remote teaching and learning.
  • Specific professional development for faculty related to advising and mentoring in support of the diverse academic backgrounds of community college transfer students.
  • Seeking and utilizing student feedback to enhance the transfer experience. Although students can generally provide insight into their experience through national engagement surveys, institutions will benefit from intentionally surveying community college transfer students on factors specific to admissions, transfer credit evaluation, advising and persistence needs.
  • Strengthening the relationship between community colleges and HBCUs beyond articulation agreements through communication, advising, and financial aid planning.

Read the full research brief here.