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Professional Development

Webinar: Strengthening Transfer Pathways to Improve Student Success

Friday, February 8, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

Drawing on National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) data tracking an entering community college cohort, this presentation will offer a national perspective on institutional and statewide effectiveness in helping students to transfer and earn bachelor’s degrees. Results show large variation in institutional performance, even among similar types of institutions. The Transfer Playbook, published in May 2016, documents the practices of pairs of two- and four-year institutions identified nationally (using NSC data) as very successful in helping students to transfer and earn bachelor’s degrees. Based on visits to more than a dozen of these highly effective institutions, findings, tools, and other resources to help colleges apply insights from The Transfer Playbook will be shared.

NETA is pleased to welcome John Fink, Senior Research Associate at the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College as our presenter. John’s research seeks to uncover structural barriers within higher education that result in inequitable access to educational and economic opportunity for racially minoritized, low-income, and first-generation students. He uses national and state administrative data to study high school student access and acceleration into college, relationships between community college student outcomes, course-taking patterns, and program of study, and the effects of Guided Pathways reform on student success. John led analysis and co-authored with Davis Jenkins the 2016 Tracking Transfer report presenting new metrics and national findings on state and institutional transfer performance. He subsequently co-authored the Transfer Playbook detailing the essential practices of high-performing transfer partnerships. In 2017 he was lead author on a national study of community college dual enrollment students which tracked former high school dual enrollment students into postsecondary education and provided national and state-by-state outcomes. Prior to working at CCRC, John advised community college transfer students at the University of Maryland.

To register for a PD event, please use our online Professional Development Registration Form.

Professional development events are free for NETA members and $10 for non-members.
Past PD Topics:
The State of Transfer Policy in New England
Intro to the New Transfer Common App
Exploring Transfer Practices for Non-Native Students
Dual Enrollment: What? Who? How?
Health Professions and Transfer Students: Providing Pathways for Success
Transfer 101
Financial Aid for Transfer Students
Navigating the Niche
Online Education: Trading Tips and Trends
The Art of Campus Collaboration
The Articulation Umbrella: Creating and Sustaining Successful Partnerships
The Undiscovered Country: Making the Case for Transfer Student Recruitment
Transfer and Technology

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