Handbook: Maximizing Student Transfer
According to a recent report* from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, Transfer & Mobility: A National View of Pre-degree Student Movement in Postsecondary Institutions,* over one-third of all post-secondary students transfer among institutions within five years; and about half of all such students transfer to a four-year institution, regardless of whether they start at a two- or four-year institution. Moreover, the 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement* found that transfer students are less engaged over time.
Faculty can play a key role in facilitating student transfer. ChemEd Bridges,* an NSF-funded project, has developed a preliminary edition of Maximizing Our Impact in the World of Student Transfer: A Handbook for Chemistry Faculty . The Handbook is based on a 2011 ChemEd Bridges invitational workshop on opportunities and strategies for chemistry faculty to enhance student transfer. Participants were chemistry faculty from two- and four-year institutions, and representatives from student support services, administration, and ACS.
The purpose of the workshop—and the Handbook—is to help chemistry faculty
- Understand the student transfer landscape
- Learn how partnerships can facilitate student transfer
- Share effective practices in student transfer
The ChemEd Bridges planning team is seeking community input on the Handbook. Please email HigherEducation@acs.org with the following information:
- Aspects of the Handbook that you found helpful
- Information or resources you would like added to the Handbook
- Effective practices, resources, or models for student transfer that you have found helpful (from the Handbook or elsewhere)
Join the discussion
- Division of Chemical Education Committee on Chemistry in the Two-Year College
- Committee on Minority Affairs
- Committee on Professional Training
- Society Committee on Education
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