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1 Creating and Supporting a Culture of Transfer Presenters: Cynthia Rico Bravo Jodi Corliss Naomi Grisham

2 Commitment from SDCC District Colleges Transfer as part of the mission statement Transfer as part of the mission statement Transfer Center with coordinator and staff to serve as resource center and advocates for transfer students Transfer Center with coordinator and staff to serve as resource center and advocates for transfer students Transfer support from district offices to increase awareness on campus Transfer support from district offices to increase awareness on campus

3 SD Community College District Training of new directors statewide Training of new directors statewide District supported Transfer Awareness Month District supported Transfer Awareness Month Relationship with Articulation Officer Relationship with Articulation Officer Networking: Networking: San Diego Education Consortium San Diego Education Consortium Regional Admission Counselors of California Regional Admission Counselors of California Western Association of College Admissions Counselors Western Association of College Admissions Counselors Transfer Center Directors Association Transfer Center Directors Association

4 San Diego Mesa College Evolution of Transfer - TAG Evolution of Transfer - TAG Reputation as “transfer college” Reputation as “transfer college” Highest volume of transfers to SDSU and UCSD Highest volume of transfers to SDSU and UCSD Top 5 of community colleges transferring Latino/a students Top 5 of community colleges transferring Latino/a students Reputation for innovation in transfer events and ideas Reputation for innovation in transfer events and ideas Created statewide campaign for “transfer awareness” Created statewide campaign for “transfer awareness”

5 Transfer at San Diego Mesa College 49% of students interested in transfer 49% of students interested in transfer Top 5 Top 5 SDSU SDSU UCSD UCSD U of Phoenix U of Phoenix Cal State San Marcos Cal State San Marcos National University National University Latest trends: leaning more towards private/out-of-state Latest trends: leaning more towards private/out-of-state

6 Transfer Center: Hub of Transfer Activity Notify counselors of updates, opportunities for transfer Notify counselors of updates, opportunities for transfer Notify students through transfer database Notify students through transfer database Notify Mesa College through monthly newsletter Notify Mesa College through monthly newsletter Transfer major events: Transfer major events: Transfer Awareness Month, Majors Day, Transfer Day, Transfer Recognition Luncheon, On-the-spot Admissions Transfer Awareness Month, Majors Day, Transfer Day, Transfer Recognition Luncheon, On-the-spot Admissions

7 Transfer Center continued: Small group counseling sessions Small group counseling sessions Work closely with student groups and conduct workshops with student groups Work closely with student groups and conduct workshops with student groups University representatives on campus University representatives on campus University related workshops University related workshops Provide accurate, up-to-date information in the Transfer Center Provide accurate, up-to-date information in the Transfer Center Use of social media Use of social media

8 Transfer: Its relationship to… College Administration College Administration Instructional Faculty *** Instructional Faculty *** Baccalaureate-level Colleges and Universities Baccalaureate-level Colleges and Universities High School and Community Outreach High School and Community Outreach Matriculation Process Matriculation Process Counseling Counseling Curriculum Development and Articulation Curriculum Development and Articulation

9 Points of Success San Diego Education Consortium San Diego Education Consortium CCC member as executive board member CCC member as executive board member Community College committee to focus on issues/opportunities related to community colleges Community College committee to focus on issues/opportunities related to community colleges Close relationships with private university partners Close relationships with private university partners Region X Transfer Center Directors’ meetings Region X Transfer Center Directors’ meetings Regional Representatives meetings at CCC Chancellor’s Office Regional Representatives meetings at CCC Chancellor’s Office

10 Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program at San Diego Mesa College

11 Bridges Program Goals An institutional program funded by NIGMS and NCMHD that is designed to increase the number of community college students from underrepresented groups and/or health disparities populations (URMs) who transfer and complete the baccalaureate degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

12 Instructional Faculty Campus-based Researcher Administrative Assistants Subcontract: UCSD Business Office Counseling and Articulation BRIDGES SCHOLARS Edward Alexander, Ph.D., Professor Department of Chemistry Principal Investigator Jodi Corliss, M.S. Office of Instruction Program Coordinator Georgia Sadler, Ph.D. and Larry Alfred, Ph.D.

13 Critical to the Bridges Grant 1. Institutional Focus: Impact on Bridges and non-Bridges students alike, so more students transfer from the community college to the four-year institution. 1. Institutional Focus: Impact on Bridges and non-Bridges students alike, so more students transfer from the community college to the four-year institution. 2. Partnership: 2. Partnership: 2-year community colleges with four-year institutions 2-year community colleges with four-year institutions 3. “Baccalaureate Readiness” Program: well-integrated activities that will provide URMs with the necessary academic preparation and skills to enable transition and successful completion of the baccalaureate degree in biomedical/behavioral sciences. 4. Clear Expectations and Accountability

14 Partnership/Consortium To facilitate a seamless transition of targeted To facilitate a seamless transition of targeted students from two-year to four-year institutions and their subsequent graduation with baccalaureate degrees in biomedical/behavioral sciences Up to 4 institutions in the partnership, including the applicant institution, unless strongly justified otherwise Up to 4 institutions in the partnership, including the applicant institution, unless strongly justified otherwise An institution may participate in more than one Bridges An institution may participate in more than one Bridges partnership if strongly justified by the potential to magnify the programs’ and institution’s outcomes

15 Bridges Students Students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of the nation and/or populations disproportionately affected by health disparities (targeted groups). Nationally, these groups include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives), Natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and/or rural Appalachians. Recently added: disabled. Students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of the nation and/or populations disproportionately affected by health disparities (targeted groups). Nationally, these groups include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives), Natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and/or rural Appalachians. Recently added: disabled. Must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals or permanent residents. Must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals or permanent residents. Must be matriculated full-time in an associate degree program in biomedical/behavioral science fields at the partner community college. Must be matriculated full-time in an associate degree program in biomedical/behavioral science fields at the partner community college. 2.8 gpa, 12 semester units completed 2.8 gpa, 12 semester units completed ( (Eligibility)

16 Student Selection and “Critical Mass” Student Selection Institution’s responsibility to establish student qualifications Institution’s responsibility to establish student qualifications Describe the criteria for selection and retention of Bridges students into the program Describe the criteria for selection and retention of Bridges students into the program Critical Mass 16 students in the program, each year 16 students in the program, each year

17 Goals to Improve the Track Record Clearly stated goals, and measurable objectives relative to the baseline and in context of NIH expectations Clearly stated goals, and measurable objectives relative to the baseline and in context of NIH expectations Must improve on the previous record and make substantial progress towards meeting the NIH expectations during the next 5 years Must improve on the previous record and make substantial progress towards meeting the NIH expectations during the next 5 years

18 Mesa College Puente Project Puente students have benefitted from the Transfer Center by: Puente students have benefitted from the Transfer Center by: - Presentations by Center’s Coordinator - College Representatives visit in Personal Growth Courses - College campus visits coordinated by Transfer Center

19 Words of Wisdom The transfer function and supporting transfer must be identified as an institutional priority and involve everybody – administrators, faculty, staff, universities, high schools, students, region, colleagues The transfer function and supporting transfer must be identified as an institutional priority and involve everybody – administrators, faculty, staff, universities, high schools, students, region, colleagues Transfer Center/Articulation Officer relationship is golden Transfer Center/Articulation Officer relationship is golden Learning Communities Learning Communities Administrative support is key Administrative support is key Transfer Center Guidelines Transfer Center Guidelines

20 Contact Information Cynthia Rico Bravo Cynthia Rico Bravo Professor and Counselor San Diego Mesa College, (619) Jodi Corliss Jodi Corliss Bridges Program Coordinator Counseling Faculty and Dean Emeritus San Diego Mesa College, (619) Naomi Grisham Naomi Grisham Transfer Center Director Professor and Counselor San Diego Miramar College, (619)


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