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Title: Welcome to Transfer Services Orientation


1
Transfer Student Success Building Partnerships
Across Departments and Institutions
2
Mark Allen Poisel Associate Vice President
Student Development and Enrollment Services
Charlene A. Stinard Director, Transfer and
Transition Services
University of Central Florida
3
Why Are We Here?
  • Develop strong networks, collaborative
    relationships with community college partners
  • Establish strong partnerships within the
    university
  • Create effective programming
  • Improve retention rates

4
Agenda
  • The UCF Model
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Programming for Transfer Success
  • Summary and Recommendations
  • Questions and Answers

5
University of Central Florida
  • Metropolitan research institution
  • 3rd largest university in the nation
  • 2nd largest university undergraduate population
  • 53,000 students enrolled (45,500 UG)
  • Over 8,000 new transfer students annually
  • 28 of FL CC students transfer to UCF
  • Over 87 of transfers are from Florida
    community colleges

6
Vision for Transfer Services
Preparation
TTS
Transition
Progression
  • Help students before they arrive
  • Work with them during the transition/first
    semester
  • Help them graduate by providing a solid foundation

7
Resources
  • Transfer Peer Mentors
  • Transfer Student Counseling Manual
  • Monthly counselor e-mail update
  • Transfer and Transition Services Web site
  • Knight Quest, transfer student guide
  • Orientation Survival Guide

8
Partnering with Students
  • Peer Mentor Program students helping students in
    the transfer process
  • Transfer students, paid 10 hours/week
  • Preparation pre-admission advising
  • Transition significant role in transfer
    orientations, becoming a Knight
  • Progression and engagement connecting new
    transfers to the campus community
  • Facebook partnering with other students

9
Transfer Student Counseling Manual
  • CD sent to all community/state college advisors
  • Program of study for all majors
  • Available online
  • http//transfer.sdes.ucf.edu/?pagemanual

10
Partnering with Colleges
  • Develop advisor ListServ
  • Send monthly reports of UCF news and updates
  • Sample Counselor Update
  • Enlist UCF academic colleges and departments for
    information
  • Establish important links for timely
    communications

11
TTS Web site
  • Resources for prospective students, current
    students, advisors
  • News and announcements for students
  • Links to other important campus resources
  • NACADA award for Excellence in Advising
    Technology
  • http//www.transfer.sdes.ucf.edu/

12
Publications
  • KnightQuest, transfer student guide
  • Print publication, used by Admissions in
    recruiting transfer students
  • Contains Transfer Tips and Checklist
  • Contact information for important offices,
  • e-mails, Web sites
  • Paper vs. electronic format

13
Consortium Partners
14
Direct Connect to UCF
  • Guarantees admission for graduates
  • A.A. or A.S. required
  • Four consortium partners
  • Embedded UCF advisors
  • Pre-admission academic advising
  • Early application process
  • Apply at 30 hours earned
  • DirectConnect to UCF

15
Direct Connect Advising
  • On-site at partnering community colleges
  • Programming in preparation for transfer
  • Choosing a major and taking prerequisites
  • Academic plans of study
  • Pre-admission academic advising
  • Two assigned advisors from 30 hours earned
  • Programming for transfer success
  • TransQuest programming

16
COMMENTS? QUESTIONS?
17
Collaborative Partnerships
18
UCFs Best Collaborator
  • Regional consortium partners
  • Articulation agreements shared responsibilities
  • Internal partners
  • Student Development and Enrollment Services
    Reconsidered
  • Admissions
  • UCF colleges and departments
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Academic Advising Council

19
Programs with Community Colleges
  • Community College Counselor workshops
  • Targeted workshops and programs
  • Faculty collaboration
  • Updates for counselors
  • Collaborative programs
  • GradTrack with Valencia CC
  • Outreach programs for specific majors

20
A Model Program
  • GradTrack at Valencia Community College
  • Community college and university faculty and
    advisors participate
  • Students invited at 45 hours earned
  • General transfer, admission, financial aid
    information
  • Advising by major

21
Outreach Programs
  • Decision Days at community colleges
  • TransQuest
  • Transfer TableTalk
  • Campus visits and tours for students
  • University Quest with SCC
  • Major-specific programming

22
Targeting Transfer Populations
  • Transfer Success Workshop Series
  • Programs targeting at-risk students
  • By major (business, engineering, etc.)
  • By GPA easing transfer shock
  • Minority, low income, first generation transfer
    students
  • Students with disabilities
  • University-wide collaboration in preparation for
    returning veterans

23
Articulation
  • An effective tool for transfer transition
  • Academic elements community college A.S.
    program, university B.A./B.S. program of study
  • Admission requirements
  • Foreign language admission requirement
  • General Education Program
  • Graduation requirements
  • Agreement terms

24
Assessment
  • Institutional Effectiveness Plan
  • Departmental Performance Reviews
  • Satisfaction surveys
  • Students
  • Advisors
  • Faculty
  • Student focus groups
  • Program evaluations
  • Student learning outcomes

25
Make Transfer Students the Priority
  • Establish a transfer friendly environment
  • Develop good policies and procedures
  • Build strong relationships
  • Exchange data and information
  • Involve faculty, staff, and students
  • Require orientation and make it applicable
  • Create joint programs that prepare students for
    transfer

26
Recommendations for Partnerships
  • Assess your culture and programs
  • Establish strong internal and external
    partnerships
  • Arrange joint meetings partner with your
    regional institutions
  • Create and implement collaborative programs
  • Get students highly involved in the process
  • Develop a communications plan

27
Summary
The key to success is developing relationships
and working with others
28
RESOURCES
  • National Resource Center http//www.sc.edu/fye/
  • NACADA (Clearinghouse) http//www.nacada.ksu.edu/C
    learinghouse/Links/Transfer.htm
  • Creating Bridges Between Institutions, Hatton,
    A., Homer, S. Park, L. (2009)
  • From Bridges to Coalitions, Harding, B. (2009)
  • Comprehensive state Web resources
  • http//www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/e_transfer.aspx
  • http//FACTS.org

29
RESOURCES
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation encouraging transfer
    to selective institutions
  • AACRAO articulation Web sites for all states
    http//www.aacrao.org/pro_development/transfer.cfm
  • National Institute for the Study of Transfer
    Students
  • http//transferinstitute.unt.edu//
  • Association for the Study of Transfer Students

30
QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?
31
Contact Information
Mark Allen Poiselmpoisel_at_mail.ucf.edu407-823-442
5
Charlene A. Stinardcstinard_at_mail.ucf.edu407-823-
2231
University of Central Florida
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