Transfer Students in Higher Education

Building Foundations for Policies, Programs, and Services That Foster Student Success
Paper: 978 1 889271 71 2 / $35.00
Published: May 2011

154 pp., 8 1/2" x 11"
figures & tables

Series: The First-Year Experience Monograph Series 54
Transfer Students in Higher Education presents what we know about transfer students, addresses assumptions and myths about the transfer experience, and explores the changing demographics of this student group. Adopting a student-centered approach, the monograph offers strategies to begin (and continue) the work of serving students and creating transfer-friendly campus environments. Chapter authors explore the issue from the perspective of both sending and receiving institutions and provide research, case studies, and best practices to help institutions meet the challenges of enrollment, orientation, advisement, retention, and graduation of transfer students.

Table of Contents:

List of Tables and Figures

Foreword—Jennifer R. Keup

Introduction—Mark Allen Poisel and Sonya Joseph

Chapter 1 › The Changing Nature of Today’s Transfer Students—Marc Cutright

Chapter 2 › Enrollment Management of Transfer Students—Lee F. Furbeck

Chapter 3 › The Role of Feeder Community Colleges—Trudy Bers and Donna Younger

Chapter 4 › Partnerships and Student Pathways—Sanford C. Shugart and David T. Harrison

Chapter 5 › Transfer Student Centers—Jerry Collins, Catharine Penfold Navarro, and Charlene Stinard

Chapter 6 › Establishing Pathways for Transfer Student Success Through Orientation—Janet L. Marling and Bonita C. Jacobs

Chapter 7 › Academic Advising and Career Development for Undecided Transfer Students—Kimberly O. Van Wie

Chapter 8 › Transfer Success and Accountability: A Texas Perspective—Janet Beinke, Doug Bond, Gabriela Borcoman, Julie Eklund, James Goeman, and Kevin Lemoine

Chapter 9 › Recommendations for Ensuring Transfer Student Success—Mark Allen Poisel and Sonya Joseph

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