Creating A Customized First-Year Program For Transfer Students
Traditionally, the First Year Experience describes programs designed to help first-time college students transition to the college or university setting. Based on the success of these programs transitioning students from high school to college, how can we help transfer students in a similar way? It is essential to support and foster community for the transfer population in order to promote retention and progress to graduation.
Based on successful transition programs at a large public university, this webinar will emphasize appropriate interventions and services during the stages of transfer, as well as targeted programming efforts to foster student retention and progress to graduation. In this webinar several ideas will be presented for campuses to consider in developing their own transfer transition experience programs, featuring key elements for successful initiatives at any institution. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a timeline and implementation plan for the first-year transfer experience that will translate well to their own institution.
- Define the importance of preparation for successful transfer transitions
- Develop plans for transition programs including orientation, welcome week, and beyond
- Identify at-risk populations and develop specific targeted programming
- Assess the campus culture, needs of the institution, and students needs
- Share successful retention efforts from both academic and social aspects
- Create a timeline for the first-year transfer experience
- Develop a plan for implementation
- 2 & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Student Services/Affairs
- Career Services
- Disabilities Services
- Enrollment Services
- Financial Aid
- Residence Life
- Retention Specialist
- Student Life
- Veteran Services
- Directors of Assessment
- First Year Experience Coordinators
- Learning Centers
- Online Learning
"Assisting transfer students to be successful at their new institution requires thorough and thoughtful planning to meet the needs of this diverse student population. A fully developed first year experience for transfer students will enhance retention and graduation rates."
Charlene A. Stinard is former Director of Transfer and Transition Services at the University of Central Florida. Retired after 25 years of service to UCF, Ms. Stinard was a member of the Political Science Department faculty and served as Assistant University Registrar and Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions. She is a recipient of the university's Excellence in Professional Academic Advising Award.
Ms. Stinards continuing research interests include issues of transfer student retention, persistence, and graduation. Her publications deal with inter-/intra-institutional collaboration to improve transfer student success. She has taught Freshman Success classes, as well as classes in American Government and environmental sustainability. Ms. Stinard presents annually at national, regional, and state conferences on transfer issues, demonstrating her university's excellence in programming and services for undergraduate transfer students.
Dr. Mark Allen Poisel is currently the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs at Georgia Regents University and has been working on college campuses for the past 25 years. From 2011-2013, Poisel served as Associate Provost for Student Success at Pace University. As the former Associate Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services at the University Central Florida, he led the efforts to enhance retention, create transfer, veterans, and second year centers, coordinate advising needs for first time in college students, and develop publications.
He has also presented numerous keynote speech, workshops, and concurrent sessions on the issues of transfer and transition services, advising, retention, and student affairs assessment. He serves on the advisory board the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. He is co-author of publications and co-editor for a monograph on transfer student issues published by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. He earned a bachelors degree in Accounting and a masters degree in College Student Personnel Work from Indiana State University and his specialist and doctorate in Higher Education from The Florida State University. Dr. Poisel is the recipient of the Dr. Terry Hickey Academic Advising Advocate Award from the University of Central Florida and the Outstanding Alumni award from the College of Education at Indiana State University.
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