at the Austin Community College District Professional Development Day The University of Texas at Austin February 9, 2012 Dr. MaryJane McReynolds Renee Esparza Office of Articulation and Transfer ResourcesOffice of Articulation and Transfer Resources
Creating a Culture of Transfer — Introduction and Background — Elements of Transfer Culture — ACC Profile — Data &Transfer Activities — Collaboration with UT Austin — Challenges — Questions and Closing Questions and Closing
Creating a Culture of Transfer How many of you were transfer students? transfer students?
Elements of Transfer Culture vHolistic vSustainable and Scalable vMeasurable vDeconstructing Silos vImprove Communication Improve CommunicationPCollege‐wide Participation PSupports Student Success
Elements of Transfer Culture Transfer Culture is important because… — Sustain and enhance partnerships with UT Austin & community — Meet “Closing the Gaps” goals — Student Success Initiative goal PSupports Student Success Supports Student Success
ACC Profile Austin Community College District — 8 Counties — 8 Campuses, 11 Centers and other locations — 235+ Degrees and Certificates Offered — 44,000+ Enrollment (Fall 2012) — Approximately 40% Intend to Transfer Approximately 40% Intend to Transfer
ACC Profile Austin Community College District Race and Ethnicity — 57% White — 25% Hispanic — 9% African American 9% African American — 5.5% Asian American Gender — 55.5 %Female — 45.5% Male Average Age: 26
ACC Profile Largest Degree Programs — Associate Degree in Nursing (N=3228) — General Studies (N=3187) — Business Studies (N=2103) Fact: ACC transfer students perform academically as well as UT native students. UT native students.
Data & Transfer Activities Data Driven Focus ~ Develop Transfer Student Profile — Who are they — Where they come from — Where they want to transfer Where they want to transfer — Major, etc.
Data & Transfer Activities ~ Request Data from UT Austin — Enrollment — Number of applicants — Number denied and accepted — Comparison to other feeder schools — Academic Progress — GPA and completion/retention rate — Comparison to native as well as other Comparison to native as well as other transfers
Transfer Activities — Networking Forum & A Networking Forum & Advising Marketplace — Transfer Fairs — University Recruitment Visits — University Partner sponsored events — At ACC or University Partner campuses At ACC or University Partner campuses
Transfer Activities • Transfer Academy • In‐depth transfer information for interested students • Broader scope than advising session • Three meetings per semester (Fall & Spring) • Transfer Essentials • Getting Interactive • Tour de Transfer • Increases transfer awareness on campuses Increases transfer awareness on campuses
Collaboration with UT Austin vTransfer Guides vForum & Marketplace Forum & MarketplacevCommunication
Challenges Differing Large number of: academic ~transfers mission, ~visiting leadership & ~co‐enrolled organizational students structure Varying timelines and mechanisms for transfer data collection for transfer data collection
Culture of Transfer ‐ Summary Culture of Transfer — Holistic view of transfer and transfer students — Collect and analyze data to develop resources — Practice continuous self improvement — Expand and enhance UT Austin relationship — Develop reverse transfer process Culture of Transfer is a Culture of Transfer is a win‐win for the UT and ACC partnership for the UT and ACC partnership
at the Austin Community College District Questions and Discussion
Discussion and Networking Discussion and Questions — What would help you to provide more/better support for ACC transfer students? — What is a problem or issue that ACC transfer students have faced? — What elements of culture are needed to enhance the What elements of culture are needed to enhance the ACC‐UT partnership?
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