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Symposium Examines Strategies to Improve Transfer-Student Rate
Building stronger ties between universities and community colleges is a critical component in developing a robust pipeline for transfer students, a prominent researcher in education stressed at the PolyTransfer symposium at Cal Poly Pomona.
Daniel G. Solórzano, a professor of education and Chicano studies at UCLA, also cited outreach efforts, institutional change and a commitment to academic resources as other factors to improve the rate of transfer students to universities.
“We need support for our students transferring from community colleges,” said Solórzano, who holds a doctorate in sociology of education. “We must create a transfer-receptive culture, which is an institutional commitment by a four-year university to provide the support needed for students to transfer successfully and earn a bachelor’s degree.”
Solórzano’s scholarly work focuses on critical race theory in education. He also seeks to spread awareness of educational access to students of color.