2016 AACRAO Technology & Transfer Conference


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Reverse Transfer Workshop
Sunday, July 10
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $160 

You may register online for the workshop.

There is vast literature regarding the benefits of reverse transfer programs for students pursuing higher education. The literature notes that reverse transfer programs provide a means to award associate degrees to early-transfer students in a low-cost, scalable, and sustainable manner. Students who receive an associate degree are several times more likely to attain their bachelor degree, while students who fall short of a bachelor degree often walk away empty-handed when they have earned enough credits for an associate degree. In addition, reverse transfer programs help pull stop-out students back into the educational pipeline; improve the transition for community college students coming to four-year institutions, allowing them to complete on pace according to their degree plan; and identify motivated and academically-prepared community college students who help meet four-year institutional goals in the areas of undergraduate admissions, diversity, accessibility, excellence, and tuition funding.
 
Shelby Stanfield, Vice Provost and University Registrar at UT Austin, will facilitate a panel of experts reviewing the efforts underway across the country, discuss some of the challenges faced, the lessons learned, and creative ideas put in place to facilitate reverse transfer. They will also discuss where this may lead, next steps, and the benefits and strategy behind developing a national approach to reverse transfer.

Presenters:
Shan Evans, Senior IT Manager, UT Austin
Connie Garrick, System Director Records & Enrollment Services/Registrar, Lone Star College

Maggie Herron, Registrar, Truman State University
Misty Lenhart, Assistant Registrar, The Ohio State University
Shelby Stanfield,
Vice Provost and University Registrar, UT Austin
E. Michelle Blackwell, National Manager, Reverse Transfer Initiatives, National Student Clearinghouse
Scarlett Huang, Senior Client Relationship Specialist, National Student Clearinghouse