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Unpacking the Transfer Playbook: How Colleges Can Improve Transfer Outcomes (Direct Connect Access Summit)

Conference: Direct Connect Access Summit
Date and Time: April 14, 2017 9:30–10:30 AM
Location: Orlando, FL
Venue: Special Events Center: Valencia College West Campus

Drawing on National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) data tracking an entering community college cohort, this presentation offered 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 from The Transfer Playbook were unpacked.

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John Fink
Research Associate
Community College Research Center

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