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The Transfer Playbook: Essential Practices for Two-Year Colleges

Conference: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention
Date and Time: April 24, 2017 3:30–4:30 PM
Location: New Orleans, LA
Venue: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Room 218

Preparing students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs remains a key component of community colleges’ mission. Yet the transfer process does not work well for most students; while over 80 percent of entering community college students intend to transfer, fewer than one in five attains a bachelor’s degree. Based on research on highly effective transfer programs, the Aspen Institute and CCRC shared how institutions can improve transfer student outcomes by prioritizing transfer, creating clear transfer program maps, establishing dedicated transfer advising, and building strong transfer partnerships.


Davis Jenkins
Senior Research Scholar
Community College Research Center
Alison Kadlec
Senior Vice President & Director of Higher Education and Workforce Development
Public Agenda
Joshua Wyner
Vice President and Executive Director, College Excellence Program
The Aspen Institute

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