Transfer Practice Summit Agenda

All sessions are in Eastern Daylight Time
  • Thursday, July 8

    Summit Kick-off
    11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m

    Collaborative Opportunities in Re-Envisioning Student Transfer
    11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Student transfer remains a key topic of national policy discussions, and is gaining national attention. Based on recent research, it’s estimated that 40% of students enrolled in higher education transfer annually. The sheer volume warrants attention to ensure that there are effective processes between institutions for credit transfer, which nationally, are inconsistent. It takes a village, as they say. This panel, which will be comprised of national organizations and associations that work with student transfer, will discuss their approaches to solving the challenges of transfer.

    Presenters: Janet Marling, National Institute for the Study Of Transfer Students
    Cristen Moore, HCM Strategies
    Kent Phillippe, Associate Vice President, Research and Student Success at American Association of Community Colleges

    Spotlight on Recent Research
    Noon – 12:50 p.m.
    This session will highlight national transfer student data from the National Student Clearinghouse and recent AACRAO research on loss-of-credit in transfer and student perceptions of the transfer process. This session is designed to help set the stage summit by providing a common data background to help frame the other sessions.

    Presenters: Dr. Wendy Kilgore, AACRAO Director of Research
    Doug Shapiro, Ph.D., Vice President & Research and Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

    Internal and External Collaborations in Transfer: A Leadership Conversation
    1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
    Join this conversation to hear practical advice on how strong institutional or regional transfer efforts get going and are sustained.

    Presenters: Dr. Linda Braddy, President, Dallas College Brookhaven DCCCD & Dr. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, Assistant Vice President for University Academic Policy and Director, University Transfer Office Indiana University

    Break
    1:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Supporting Transfer Needs of the Adult Student
    Presenter: Marc Booker, University of Phoenix
    2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    Supporting Student Success: The Transfer Student Bill of Rights
    Presenter: Sarah Hatfield, University of Minnesota Duluth
    2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    The Process to Accept Prior Learning for Credit
    Presenters: Kelly Brooks, Capella University and Sara Leiste, Metropolitan State University
    2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    Statewide Transfer Groups and Councils
    Presenters: Tracey Jamison, University System of Maryland, John Leech, University of California Davis, and Kristin Smigielski, Parkland College
    2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    So You Want to Open a Transfer Center?
    Presenter: Rachel Brown Littenberg, SUNY Old Westbury
    2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    Using Technology to Implement Transfer Best Practices
    Presenter: Shelly Jackson, CollegeSource
    2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    Creating a Strategic Plan for the Transfer Student Experience
    Presenters: Kim Morton and Kelly McCallister, Appalachian State University
    3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

    It's Complicated: Transfer Students and Financial Aid
    Presenters: Tina Falkner, Alyssa Fenton and Sarah Ihrig, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
    3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

    Top Three Changes to Transform Your Transfer Website
    Presenter: Emily Kittrell, NISTS
    3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

    Getting Serious about HBCU and Community College Transfer Partnerships During a Pandemic & Season of Transition
    Presenter: Deborah Childs and Lisa Thorton, Coppin State University
    3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

    Best Practices for Transfer Orientation
    Presenter: Nancy Komada, St. Joseph's University
    3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

    Transfer Credit: Currency and Equivalency
    Presenter: Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, Indiana University
    3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

    Using a Credential System to Help Transfer Students
    Presenter: Sean Gannon, Parchment
    3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

    The Karla Chisholm Duo
    4:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
    Back by popular demand, Karla's voice is strong and strident while also being soft and smooth. She channels Ella and Aretha with ease. A charming Southern Belle in both manner and spirit, Karla was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and studied vocal performance at the storied music program at the University of North Texas. Karla plays gigs all over the Baltimore-Washington area, including spots with musicians who regularly round out sessions with the likes of Prince, Justin Timberlake, Al Dimeola, Bebe Winans and Eva Cassidy. Sit back and relax as the Karla Chisholm Duo takes us on a jazz and blues journey.

  • Friday, July 9

    Day 2 Kick-Off
    11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

    Panel: Student Perspective on Barriers
    Presenter: Katie Schwienteck, York College of Pennsylvania
    11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Supporting Military-Connected Learners with the modernized ACE Military Guide
    Presenters: Jackson Viccora and Jenifer Kautzman, American Council on Education
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

    'Articulating' Articulation Agreements Across A Large Multi-Campus Institution
    Presenter: Philip Giarraffa, Miami Dade College
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

    Organizing Transfer and Articulation
    Presenter: Casey Bullock, Weber State University
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

    Looking Inward: Examining and Measuring the Impact of Policy and Practice on Transfer Credit Evaluation Outcomes
    Presenter: Wendy Kilgore, AACRAO
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

    10 Things Every Transcript Evaluator Should Know
    Presenter: Katie Schwienteck, York College of Pennsylvania
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

    Building Bridges to Transfer Prior Learning
    Presenter: Dr. Cristy Sugarman, North Shore Community College
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

    Connect the Prospective Student Journey
    Presenters: Chad Dorshorst, Director, Industry Solutions
    Jessica Talbert, EDU Industry Advisor, R&A
    Kirsten Rauscher, Lead Solution Engineer, Salesforce.org
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

    Connect the Prospective Student Journey
    Presenters: Chad Dorshorst, Industry Solutions
    Jessica Talbert, EDU Industry Advisor R&A
    Kirsten Rauscher, Salesforce.org
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

    Break
    12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Engaging Students to Prepare for Successful Transfer
    Presenter: Renee Esparza, Austin Community College
    1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

    AACRAO's Transfer Guides to Best Practices
    Presenter: Seth Kamen, AACRAO Consulting
    1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

    Amplifying the Transfer Student Voice!
    Presenters: Daniel Viramontes and Mercedes Luna, University of Arizona
    1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

    Effect of COVID-19 on National Student Transfer in Spring 2021
    Presenter: Jennifer Causey, National Student Clearinghouse
    1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

    Transfer Funnel More Like a Sieve? New Ways to Keep Your Learners Converting.
    Presenter: Dan Curtis, Motimatic
    1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

    Introducing AACRAO's Recognition of Excellence in Supporting Transfer Student Success
    The AACRAO Transfer Student Success Work Group was tasked with identifying a list of transfer related policies and practices that indicate an institution is effectively focused on transfer students success. This session will summarize their efforts and introduce AACRAO's institutional recognition initiative.

    Presenter: Wendy Kilgore, AACRAO
    2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    AACRAO Transfer Practice Summit Wrap Up
    3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
    Join us for this interactive session to connect with the Transfer Community of Practice, share how you will take what you have learned and apply it at your instution, and win valuable prizes. Must be present to win!

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