Transfer Student Success: Building Partnerships Across Departments and Institutions

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Event Date/Time: Dec 11, 2009 End Date/Time: Dec 11, 2009
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Transfer Student Success: Building Partnerships Across Departments and Institutions December 11, 2009 Online (1:00-3:00pm EST) Host: Innovative Educators NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. The recording is included with the registration fee and is accessible for a full year following the live presentation. Building an effective transfer student strategy requires strong partnerships across departments and across institutions. In Networks for Transfer Success, the University of Central Florida presents a model transfer program that includes collaborative services and programs created to ensure that transferring students are academically prepared, have a smooth transition, and make appropriate progress toward graduation. UCF has more than 53,000 students, the third largest enrollment in the US. Nearly 90% of the 8,000 transfer students who enroll each year come from six regional community colleges. Promoting transfer success requires significant institutional commitment and intentional programming; UCF has created a dynamic set of partnerships to foster transfer student success, including embedded advisors at community college campuses and a dedicated office for transfer services. This program will focus on two aspects of the transfer experience: collaboration between UCF and community college partners to foster transfer student success and direct services to students to assist and support them as they transition into the university. Presenters will offer recommendations for programs to foster transfer student success. Topics that will be addressed: 1. Components of a model transfer student success program 2. Developing partnerships with community colleges 3. Getting the entire campus on board 4. Effective programming and resources a. pre-admission academic advising b. counseling c. peer mentoring d. developing workshops for transfer students 5. Creating a consortium partnership 6. Developing collaborative partnerships 7. How to assess, evaluate and improve your transfer success program 8. Recommendations for transfer success Who should attend? *Academic advisers/counselors *Retention coordinators *Faculty *Student affairs professionals *Anyone interested in improving transfer student success *Deans of Student Services *Academic deans, department chairs, administrators *Vice-Presidents of Student Affairs Enquiries: