ERIC Number: EJ719989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 6
Networks for Transfer Success
Poisel, Mark Allen; Stinard, Charlene A.
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v12 n2 p139-146 Spr 2005
Building stronger networks for transfer student success involves both inter-institutional and intra-institutional collaboration. This article explores successful efforts of the Office of Transfer Services at the University of Central Florida to address three critical components of transfer student success: 1) preparation, which involves the delivery of appropriate and timely information prior to a student's enrollment; 2) transition, which calls for collaborative use of a well-networked, decentralized advising structure, and 3) progression, which requires an advocacy system to refer students to campus-wide support services. A key factor to the success of the Office is the ability to develop relationships and collaborate with faculty and staff at the Florida community colleges. Assisting students in successful transfer requires intentional interventions that impact students' decision making. These interventions need to occur at the three critical stages noted above.
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Networks, Student Personnel Services, Program Evaluation, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida