2013-14 Unit Plan
Transfer Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the Butte College Transfer Counseling Center is to support student success and provide programs, services, and information resources that enable students to prepare for their transition to a university or the workplace.

Program Description

The Transfer Counseling Center provides counseling and transitional services to all students wishing to attend a four-year university. Emphasis is placed on making Butte students the highest priority for admission by focusing services and programs on major and four-year university specific requirements.  The Transfer Counseling Center also strives to educate the campus community through presentations, public events, and outreach on strategies and opportunities at four-year colleges. 

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1

Increase the number of individual counseling appoimntments available to students.

Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
    Demand for appointments exceeds availabilty due to staffing shortage. Student Success Task Force recommends that all student's receive a Student Education Plan.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Strategy 2

    Increase the number of workshops available to student's including but not limited to application workshops, Transfer Admission Guarantee's (TAG), transferring to CSU/UC/Private schools and competeitve majors.

    Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
    With the increase of four year transfer initiatives, ie TAGS, On-the-Spot Admissions (OTSA) and providing services to International Student's there is a greater demand for appointments and consequently, alternative ways of meeting student demand for appointments. By providing informational workshops, students are screened so  that only those that qualify or are eligible would have an individual appointment with the a transfer counselor.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Changes from Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Strategy 3

    Increase the number of visitations by four-year college representatives on campus.

    Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
          Increase the number:

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Strategy 4

    To add and ugrade technology through additional computer stations to accomodate increased student demand for workshops requiring computer access.

    Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
    Assist students in completing admission applications to four-year colleges and universities. This will also provide student's with the opportunity to reasearch prospective schools and scholarship opportunities.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Required Resources

    • Physical facilities: none requested
    • Transfer Talk Newsletter
    • International Student Counseling Support

    Current Revenue Stream

    District Fund:  $189,028

    Transfer Counselor Website Grant Counselor backfill:  $ 25,000

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Transfer Counseling Center Personnel Full-Time Counselor 11.00.709.1.633004 51260 $0.00 $85,458.00 The Transfer Counseling Center has been assigned the responsibility of providing counseling and program support to International students begginning spring 2013, International students that have completed 30 transferaable units will start receiving academic advising and Student Educational Plans from transfer counselors. Beginning fall 2013 International Students services will expand to include workshops covering Transfer Admission Agreements (TAGS) with UC, completeing admission applications, applying to competitive majors and tracking their individual progress to the point of transfer. Direct services to students and ability to target workshops to this special population will be predicated on available funding and staffing. Because recruitment of International Students is a district priority we anticipate the number of students seeking advising to increase and demand for services to strain available staff and impact all student's ability to schedule an appoinment.
    2 Yes Transfer Counseling Center Personnel Part-time Counselor 11.000.709.633004 51460 $0.00 $53,578.00 The Transfer Counseling Center has been assigned the responsibility of providing counseling and program support to International students begginning spring 2013, International students that have completed 30 transferaable units will start receiving academic advising and Student Educational Plans from transfer counselors. Beginning fall 2013 International Students services will expand to include workshops covering Transfer Admission Agreements (TAGS) with UC, completeing admission applications, applying to competitive majors and tracking their individual progress to the point of transfer. Direct services to students and ability to target workshops to this special population will be predicated on available funding and staffing. Because recruitment of International Students is a district priority we anticipate the number of students seeking advising to increase and demand for services to strain available staff and impact all student's ability to schedule an appoinment.
    3 Yes Transfer Counseling Center Personnel TCC Program Assistant 11.000.709.1.633004 52390 $0.00 $17,000.00 An intern would assist TCC staff with supporting transitional service for students preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university. This would include assisting with application workshops, Cross-Enrollment applications and workshops, Transfer Day activities, and assisting with the international student population.
    4 Yes Transfer Counseling Center Operating Expenses Support International Student through Lunch & Learn workshops & four-year representitves on campus 11.000.709.1.633004 54500 $0.00 $1,000.00 The Transfer Counseling Center has been assigned the responsibility of provide counseling and program support to International students beginning spring 2013. International students that have completed 30 transferrable units will start receiving academic advising and Student Education Plans from transfer counselors. Beginning fall 2013 International Students services will expand to include workshops covering Transfer Admission Agreements (TAGS) with UC, completing admission applications, applying to competitive majors and tracking their individual progress to the point of transfer. Direct services to students and the ability to target workshops to this special population will be predicated on available funding and staffing. Because recruitment of international students is a district priority we anticipate the number of students seeking advising to increase and the demand for services to strain available staff and impact all student’s ability to schedule an appointment.
    5 Yes Transfer Counseling Center Personnel Student Assistant 11.000.709.1.633004 52368 $0.00 $7,500.00 Ongoing position needed to support TCC operation
    6 Yes Transfer Counseling Center Operating Expenses Supplies 11.000.709.1.633004 54500 $0.00 $2,000.00 The Transfer Counseling Center produces a fall and spring newsletter that provides students with updates on the state of transfer and various transfer related timelines, activities and opportunities to participate in transfer specific workshops. The Transfer Talk newsletter assist students in transitioning to a four-year college or university by making them aware of direct services they can access on campus and help instill a Culture of Transfer” on campus. We publish 4,000 to 5,000 two-sided newsletters per year at a cost of about $1,600. The print shop would charge $2 per page to produce the newsletter. TCC currently has a supply budget of $500 a year and has had to suspend the production of the Transfer Talk newletter
    7 Yes Transfer Counseling Center Personnel Student Assistant Work-Study 11.000.709.1.633004 52368 $0.00 $0.00 Ongoing position needed to support TCC operation
    8 Yes Transfer Counseling Center Operating Expenses Transfer Day/Career Fair 11.000.709.1.633004 54500 $15,000.00 $4,000.00 The Transfer Counseling Center hosts a Transfer Day event yearly and collaborates with the Career Center every other year to host a combined Transfer Day & Career Fair on campus. This partnership strives to reach out to service area high schools and host over 1,000 high school students. Not all local high participate in College Night; Butte’s combined Transfer Day & Career Fair is a great opportunity to showcase our vocational programs, In addition it provides both high school and Butte’s students an opportunity to meet with over 40 four-year colleges representing seven western states.
    Total(s) $15,000.00 $170,536.00