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ERIC Number: ED595418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Oct
Pages: 172
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-942072-27-0
Building Transfer Student Pathways for College and Career Success
Poisel, Mark Allen, Ed.; Joseph, Sonya, Ed.
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Analysis of bachelor's degree completion suggests that only about a third of college graduates attend a single institution from start to finish. More than one quarter earn college credits from three or more schools before completing a degree. For most, these student-defined pathways lead to increased time-to-degree and higher costs. Many will simply drop out long before crossing the finish line. Ensuring college completion and success requires an understanding of the evolving nature of transfer transitions and a system-wide approach that reaches beyond two-year and four-year institutions to include high schools participating in dual enrollment programs and military college initiatives. A new edited collection offers insight into institutional and statewide partnerships that create clearly defined pathways to college graduation and career success for all students. After a foreword by Janet Marling and an introduction from the editors, chapters include: (1) Student Transfer and Mobility: Pathways, Scale, and Outcomes for Student Success (Douglas T. Shapiro); (2) The Tennessee Reverse Transfer Program: A Case Study on Partnerships to Support Seamless Transfer (Nancy Dietrich, Gloria Gammell, and India Lane); (3) Transfer Readiness: Insights From 10 Years of Intentional Design (Joyce C. Romano and Maria L. Hesse); (4) Theories, Research, and Best Practices Related to Transfer Student Orientation (Stephanie M. Foote); (5) Academic Advising for Student Mobility (Carol A. Van Der Karr); (6) Long-Term Learning Communities: Mitigating the Effects of Stereotype Threat and Cultivating Student Success (Kathleen Plinske); (7) Understanding and Using Assessment Practices in the Context of the Transfer Student Experience (Kristin Moser); and (8) Conclusion (Mark Allen Poisel and Sonya Joseph). [This book was co-produced by the University of South Carolina and the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students.]
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A