Making Reverse Transfer Work
June 25, 2012 - 3:45pm

“Reverse transfer” is an increasingly popular process that is helping students, community colleges and four-year institutions. The term refers to a range of processes under which students who have transferred to a four-year institution without receiving an associate degree are awarded one retroactively, either by the community colleges where they started out or the four-year institutions where they end up. The students get an extra degree (which, for some who drop out of four-year institutions, can end up being their only degree). The colleges get much more of a sense of how students progress – and community colleges are able to document how they help students who don’t graduate from their institutions. While these programs are receiving much praise, they aren’t always easy to set up.

This webinar features a national transfer expert, Janet Marling, who explains:

--The problems in transfer (both at the community college and four-year levels) that reverse transfer solves.

--How reverse transfer works.

--How the programs are set up, and the respective roles of community colleges and four-year institutions.

--How to identify students who would benefit and how to promote the programs to students.

--How to measure the success of programs.

This webinar features a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute question period.

The program is designed for those at community colleges and at public and private four-year institutions and is ideal for:


--Enrollment management

--Academic affairs

--Student affairs

--Articulation experts

The Presenter: Janet Marling is executive director of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, at the University of North Texas. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the university.

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