Posted: March 17, 2014
The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students recently hosted the 12th Annual Conference at the J.W. Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia. Designed for higher education professionals from across all functional areas, institutional types, systems, and sectors; our annual conferences are the only national forums that comprehensively address transfer research, policy, and practice. Participants were provided an immersive experience, reaching beyond the “whats” and “whys” to the “hows” of improving transfer practice, policy, and culture.
Highlights from the Conference:
Also during the conference, NISTS presented the Inaugural Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Award to five individuals who have demonstrated exceptional advocacy and leadership in the transfer fields. You can read more about the Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Award and this year’s recipients here.
The 2013-2014 Barbara K. Townsend Dissertation of the Year Award winner is Robin LaSota, Ph.D, for her dissertation titled “Factors and Practices that Influence Students’ Upward Transfer to Bachelor’s Degree Programs.” Dr. LaSota is currently a Post-doctoral Research Associate with the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You can read more about the Barbara K. Townsend Dissertation of the Year Award and Robin LaSota’s dissertation here.
The 2014 NISTS Research Grant award winner is Lisa White, Coordinator of Student Transfer at Indiana University for her research titled, “Waiting to Happen: Understanding the Implications for Four-Year Admissions Deferral Practices on Inadmissible Students Following Community College Enrollment.” You can read more about the NISTS Research Grant here.
Conference presentations are available on our website here.
Posted on March 17, 2014 in the category News.