Posted: February 9, 2015
The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students recently hosted the 13th Annual Conference at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in 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:
During the conference, NISTS presented the Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Award to three individuals who have demonstrated exceptional advocacy and leadership in the transfer field. This year’s winners are Thomas J. Grites, Rebecca McKay and Robert T. Teranishi. Also, this year marks the inaugural class of Bonita C. Jacobs Rising Star Award winners, who have made a significant impact during a short tenure in a transfer-related field. The first class of Rising Star Award Winners includes Michael H. Henningsen, Apryl Joe, Ivan-Scott Lee and Phil Lewis. You can read more about the Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion and Rising Star Awards here.
The 2014-15 Barbara K. Townsend Dissertation of the Year Award winner is Erin Shaw, Ph.D, for her dissertation titled “Sense Making for Community College Transfers Entering a Public, Liberal Arts University.” Dr. Shaw is currently Director of the Perry Center at Highland Community College in Kansas. You can read more about the Barbara K. Townsend Dissertation of the Year Award here.
The 2015 NISTS Research Grant award winner is Kim Faris, Data Analyst and Doctoral Candidate at University of North Texas for her research titled, “The Perceptions of Policy Makers on the Transfer Pathway in Texas Public Higher Education.” You can read more about the NISTS Research Grant here.
Conference presentations will be available on our website shortly.
Posted on February 9, 2015 in the category News.