Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research 2023-03-13T19:27:08+00:00 Kristin Villanueva Open Journal Systems <p>The Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research (JAEPR) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly, open-access journal of the Center for Educational Measurement and Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in partnership with the North Carolina Association for Researchers in Education (NCARE). All submissions undergo a rigorous peer-review process by members of the editorial staff, editorial board, and invited reviewers. There are no author fees. JAEPR accepts manuscripts of original research, application of educational research methodology, and commentaries on policy analysis. Articles for the Research section report the results of empirical studies that focus on relevant educational policy-related topics. Articles for the Methods Forum section outline unique applications of educational research and evaluation methods. Articles for the Policy Forum section explore topics relevant to educational policy at the local, state, and national levels.</p> Exploring Equity in Transfer Receptivity, Enrollment, and Outcomes in North Carolina Public Universities 2022-07-11T17:56:03+00:00 Sandra L Dika Marah C. Lambert Leonardo Herrera <p>While vertical transfer represents access to baccalaureate degree attainment, many transfer students follow inefficient pathways and have lower completion rates. We conducted a descriptive exploratory case study of institutions in the University of North Carolina (UNC) system to characterize equity in transfer environment, enrollment, and outcomes. Our study is framed by the concept of transfer receptivity and research on experiences and outcomes of vertical transfer in North Carolina. We compiled a dataset using several public data sources (UNC interactive dashboards, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Carnegie Classifications, institutional websites) to include data on transfer-related institutional supports, as well as transfer student enrollment, GPA, and graduation rates. Our analysis approach focused on characterizing transfer enrollment, outcomes, and receptivity, and examining the intersections of these characteristics. We identify areas for further data exploration, and implications for policies and practice to promote greater equity and inclusion in the NC vertical transfer process.</p> 2023-03-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research Table of Contents 2023-03-13T18:46:40+00:00 Kristin Villanueva 2023-03-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research