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Transfer student recruitment, retention to be topic of 10th annual conference

Transfer Students logoThe National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, which is housed at UNT, will hold its 10th annual conference at the Sheraton Fort Worth Jan. 25-27.

UNT is a national leader in providing services and programs that support transfer students.

Higher education topics to be covered at the conference include:

  • how universities can create a transfer-friendly campus community for transfer students majoring in science, math, engineering or technology fields
  • how universities can create a transfer culture on campus
  • a discussion panel made up of transfer students from universities across Dallas-Fort Worth.

“The Institute is excited to be celebrating a decade of involvement in exploring transfer student success and supporting professionals who serve this unique and ever-growing population,” said Janet Marling, the Institute’s executive director.

Featured speakers include:

  • Scott Evenbeck, founding president of The New Community College at City University of New York
  • Sean Simone, associate research scientist with the National Center for Education Statistics in Postsecondary Adult and Career Education Division.

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students was founded in 2002 and held its first conference in January 2003. The istitute aims to better understand the factors affecting transfer student success and serves higher education institutions, state agencies and foundations. Today, the institute is the premier organization for the study of transfer students.  - Leslie Wimmer, News Promotions

Posted on: Wed 11 January 2012

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