2015 Schedule

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. NISTS Advisory Board Meeting


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshops

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch for pre-conference participants

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Opening Session with Guest Speaker Karen Archambault

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Session I

  • The Early Bird Gets the Scholarship & the Acceptance Letter: Engaging the Community College Student in Community College Completion and Early Transfer Preparation
  • Cincinnati Pathways, Associate Degree to Bachelor Degree All Within Four Miles
  • (STEM)2 – A Model for STEM Transfer Students
  • Building a Transfer Orientation Program with Summer and Fall Components
  • Assessing and Improving Transfer Student Preparation
  • Cultivating “Champions” Among Transfer Professionals
  • Transfer Credit Equivalency Models: Improving the Transfer Process

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Networking Break with Sponsors

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Concurrent Session II

  • Increasing Minority Student Transfer: From Research to Practice
  • Advising Transfer Students: Challenges & Strategies
  • Looking Through Their Lens: An Assessment Project of Spring Transfer Students
  • Partnering to Increase Student Success and Retention: The Redirect Model
  • Building Effective Partnerships: Creating Campus Collaboration and Account Management
  • Transfer(able) Skills: Redefining Transfer Shock
  • Awarding Students “Credit When It’s Due” via Reverse Transfer: Transitioning Research to Practice

6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Reception & Poster Presentations

  • Exploring Persistence & Completion Rates of Transfer Students at a Large, Public Selective Institution
  • STEM Transfer Students: Influence of Involvement on Outcomes
  • NSF Funded STEM Program for Transfers Including Intensive Research Program
  • Transfer Advising Guides
  • Mitigating Transfer Collateral: Maximizing Use of Transfer Credit between 2 & 4 Year Institutions.
  • Texas Reverse Transfer Initiative:  Establishing & Implementing Reverse Transfer in the Lone Star State
  • Seven Targeted Touches to Improve Transfer Success
  • Implementing an Online Advising Inventory: Making the Transfer Orientation Advising Appointment Mearningful
  • The Reverse Transfer: Prevalence and potential for improving transfer success
  • Strategic Partnerships: A Seamless Hand-off from Ivy Tech to IUPUI
  • Transfer Visit Days: If you Advise them they will come
  • Transfer Sequencing: Improving Recruitment and Advising
  • Building Effective Partnerships: Creating Campus Collaboration and Account Management
  • Ready for a New Start? A Case Study of Kingsborough’s Reverse Transfer Program
  • Making the Transfer Maze at Miami University-Amazing!
  • Community College-University Partnership Increases Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Completion
  • Counselor Workshops for the Community College Advisor: Building, Growing and Expanding Relationships between two year and four year institutions


Thursday, February 5, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Plenary Session: Transfer Champions Panel Discussion

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Session III

  • Student Transfer Survey Results and Transfer Initiatives
  • Who Makes it Past the Shock? Community College Transfer Student Persistence
  • Transfer Academy for Tomorrow’s Engineers (TATE) – What Does the Summative Data Say?
  • Pre-Transfer Advising: New strategies to enhance the transfer admission process for students
  • Why Private Institutions May Be Good A Transfer Option for Students and Advisors to Consider
  • Orientation for the Transfer Parent – A Roundtable Discussion
  • Transfer Star Stories: Trained story performances foster connection, communication, and understanding

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Networking Break with Sponsors

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Session IV

  • Building Transfer Pathways to Elite Four-Year Institutions: The University of California Plan
  • A Different Kind of Transfer Student: The First-Year University Experience of Dual Credit Students
  • Essentials of Transfer Marketing and Outreach: Strategies to Promote Transfer Opportunities On A Limited Budget
  • Fostering Self-Authorship in the Transfer Student Experience
  • Transformation for Transfer:  Assessing and Influencing Your Organizational Culture
  • Transfer Credit Services that Support Completion for all Students
  • Barbara K Townsend Dissertation of the Year Winner Presentation

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Plenary Session with Guest Speaker Bryant Marks

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Session V

  • Leveraging first- and second-year transition programs to improve transfer
  • From Prospect to Graduate-Perfecting the partnership of admissions and retention.
  • Barriers Effecting Hispanic Students Transferring  from a Two Institution to a Four Institution
  • Perceptions of Transfer Students on the Transfer Process
  • How Transfer Partnerships Can Thrive Despite Limited Resources
  • Changing the Currency: A New Block Transfer Framework based on Learning Outcomes
  • New Research: The Best (And Worst) of Transfer Enrollment Communications

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Networking Break with Sponsors

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Focus on Transfer Research with Janet Marling

5:30 p.m. Dinner on Your Own


Friday, February 6, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration Open

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Plenary: Supporting Student Veterans: The Next Wave

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Session VI

  • Technology and Transfer: SUNY’s Integration of Transfer Policy and Technology
  • Transfers Serving Transfers: How to build a grassroots transfer mentor program
  • 10 + 4 = B1G!  Four transfer strategies in the Big 10
  • Identifying and Addressing the Unique Needs of the Nontraditional Transfer Student
  • College Choice and Community College Students: The Factors Impacting Transfer Choice
  • International Transfer Students – Outreach initiatives that support their academic transition
  • Recruiting and Retaining Urban Community College Students

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Networking Beverage Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Session VII

  • Admitting and Enrolling Transfer Students from Within – How One College Employs a Unique Approach to Recruiting Baccalaureate Transfer Students
  • Relationships & Communication: Key Components to Building a Successful Transfer Program
  • The 5 Stages of Reverse Transfer in Missouri
  • Relationships + Technology = Culture of Transfer at Arizona State University
  • Transfer from 2-Year College to 4-Year Institution:  What’s Age Got to do with it?
  • Aligning, Ariving, and Thriving: Articulations, NSEs, Organizations, and the LLC

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing Session

National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students

University of North Georgia • The Moore House

82 College Circle, Dahlonega, GA 30597

tel. (706) 864.1579 • fax (706) 867-2667


National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students

University of North Georgia • The Moore House

82 College Circle, Dahlonega, GA 30597

tel. (706) 864.1579 • fax (706) 867-2667