Teachers College, Columbia University

Redesigning the Transfer Student Experience

Date and Time: November 09, 2016 1:00–2:30 PM
Location: Arlington, VA
Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

Guided pathways reforms have placed a spotlight on the need for well articulated transfer partnerships with four-year institutions. Successful pathways in transfer programs need to be developed with the "end in mind," outlining a clear path for students through their program of study at the community college into the receiving partner institution—without loss of credit.

Recent research from CCRC and the Aspen Institute illustrates the gaps in the existing transfer infrastructure across states. Panelists discussed how institutions can rethink their transfer dialogue with four-year partners, how data can be used as a lever for change as well as how to use incentives for students to complete at the community college before making the decision to transfer.


Gretchen Schmidt
Executive Director, Pathways Project
American Association of Community Colleges
Senior Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Maria Harper-Marinick
Maricopa Community Colleges
Harold Levy
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Mark Milliron
Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer
Civitas Learning
Greg Williams
Odessa Community College
Joshua Wyner
Vice President and Executive Director, College Excellence Program
The Aspen Institute

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