Collaborate Across Campus to Improve Recruitment and Retention
Total transfer enrollment has declined by about 16 percent since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a decrease by 6.9 percent over this past year.*
The well-documented enrollment cliff is on the horizon. Enrollment is no longer associated with just the admissions office — in fact, student affairs may play the greatest role in weathering this storm over the next decade. The number of traditional college-aged students continues to decrease at a rapid rate, and paired with new pandemic-related trends, the opportunity to recruit both traditional and non-traditional aged transfer students will be increasingly seen as an area of opportunity to help fill classes and residence halls.
Join us for this online training and explore a department-by-department breakdown of industry-standard best practices, new strategies and creative solutions to best support transfer students in all areas of campus life.
The opportunity is now to determine how student affairs can creatively aid in the recruitment and retention of transfer students. Re-think current practices, programs and traditions; collaborate with students and peers across departments (and partner institutions); and develop a robust plan on how to best support this generation of students and their unique needs.
*National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Study - Spring 2022
As a result of this online training, you will:
- Understand how student affairs plays an integral role in the broader term of “enrollment management” – focus on continued evaluation, and implementation, of programs to support transfer retention, persistence and student satisfaction.
- Conduct an internal audit of each department within student affairs to identify if, and how, they currently support transfer students – be able to identify the differences between active/intentional and passive/unintentional transfer programming to determine if support is adequate and effective.
- Develop a plan to implement best practices, new strategies, and creative solutions to supporting transfer students within respective student affairs areas.
- Develop a team for transfer student support – use the framework provided to begin developing, or further develop, a cross-departmental Transfer Success Team on your campus.
- Build more collaborative relationships with partners – work with admission/recruiters and community college partners to dismantle barriers to transfer.
- Develop a culture that empowers staff, faculty and students to pitch ideas on how to create a transfer-minded campus.
Nicholas DeFalco currently serves as the Director of Transfer Admission at North Central College in Naperville, IL.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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