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1 Transfer Tag Team Collaborating to eliminate gaps in service for transfer students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2 Transfer Tag Team Cindy Cammack, M.A. –Associate Director for Transfer Programs –Office of Admissions, Student Affairs Patrick McBride, M.S. –Director of New Student Enrollment –Office of Admissions, Student Affairs JoAnn Moseman, M.A. –Academic Transfer Coordinator –Office of Undergraduate Studies, Academic Affairs

3 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska’s Flagship University Fall 2006 – 971 transfers – 3,831 freshman Spring 2006 – 365 transfers – 45 freshman Over 25% of new enrollees each AY are transfer students and 89% of spring Half transfer from Nebraska Community Colleges

4 Reporting Structure Chancellor Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs Dean of Undergraduate Studies Dean of Admissions Co-chair Enrollment Management Council

5 Transfer Student Recruitment Communication Plan Campus Visit Options Scholarships Public Relations and Outreach

6 Communication Publication “Transfer to Nebraska” newsletter

7 Web Resources On-line application Transfer Course Equivalencies Transfer Policies Nebraska Community College Transfer Guide College Advising Contacts AP/IB/CLEP & Military credit

8 Campus Visit Options Transfer/Tuesday Thursday –Transfer session –Tour with transfer guide –Academic appointment Regular Campus Visit –General session –Campus tour –Academic appointment

9 10:00 AM Check-In 10:30 AM Welcome - How to Transfer to Nebraska 11:15 AM Lunch Noon Student Panel -meet current UNL students who transferred to Nebraska 12:30 PM Special Interest Session (Select 1) - Career Services - Housing Options 1:00 PM Special Interest Session (Select 1) - Making the Transition - How to Get Connected - Scholarships & Financial Aid 1:30 PM Academic Programs and Facility Tour 3:00 PM Academic Appointments 3:45 PM Wrap up and program evaluations How To Transfer Day

10 Scholarships Nebraska Residents –Application for Admission –One page personal statement –Committee Selection Out-of-State Students –3.0 or higher with 28 semester credits –Part or all of difference between in- and out- of-state tuition

11 Public Relations and Outreach Transfer Fairs coordinated by NACRAO - all Nebraska plus IWCC and WIT Special Program at largest Feeder school –UNL Transfer Day Articulation Conference Annual Mailings Monthly Newsletter Transfer Equivalencies

12 New Student Enrollment Orientation Advising Registration Services Moving Student From Recruitment to Transfer (The Tag Team Handoff)

13 Time Frames for Programs June/August Matriculations –21 Programs –3 Exclusively Transfer January Matriculations –4 Programs –1 Exclusively Transfer Early Program has priority registration All other programs enroll after current students

14 Preparing for Transfer Students Hire at least one transfer student as part of the orientation leader team Read the section “Orienting Transfer Students” Interview present transfer students Learn about resources for transfer students Student to student communication at orientation

15 Focus of Educational Message How does the concept “Engage, Connect and Balance” differ for transfer students compared to freshmen? How can we be respectful of student’s time? How do we deal with the students who say, “I only want my classes.”

16 Trends More Interest in University Housing More Parents Attending Less Resistance to Formal Programs

17 Summer Schedule Student Schedule 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Check-In Health Center Table Information Center 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Welcome Session 8:40 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.Math Placement Exam Journalism Proficiency Test 9:25 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.College Session Meet with a representative from your college 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Campus Life Session OR Information Session for Transfer Students 11:35 a.m. -1:30 p.m.Lunch / Campus Tour/Information/ ID Card 1:40 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.Modern Language Placement Exam 1:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Advising and Registration 3:40 p.m.Wind-Up 3:40-5:30Greek Information Booth and Chapter Tours

18 Spring/Fall Schedule Student Schedule 9:15-9:30 a.m.Check-In 9:30-10:00 a.m.Welcome Session 10:00 a.m.Math Placement Exam Academic Facilities Tour 11:00 a.m.Lunch 12:00 p.m.Transfer Presentation 12:45 p.m.College Sessions 1:15 p.m.College Advising and Registration 3:00 p.m.Academic Facilities Tour

19 Spring/Fall Schedule Parent’s Schedule 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.Check-In 9: :00 a.m.Welcome Session Speakers: Patrick McBride, Director, New Student Enrollment JoAnn Moseman, Academic Transfer Coordinator Deana Unger, Associate Director of Financial Aid 10:00 a.m.Keys to Success at Nebraska Engage, Connect and Balance 10:30 a.m.Facilities Tour 11:40 a.m.Lunch 12:30 p.m.Parent Program Speakers:Cindy Cammack, Associate Director, Admissions JoAnn Moseman, Academic Transfer Coordinator Students and parents meet at the end of the program in the waiting area of the Ballroom.

20 Transfer Student Programs New Student Welcome Socials –August & January Transfer Ambassadors virtual communityTransfer Ambassadors –Orientation Leaders load new students into the Blackboard Community, the academic portal –Currently 3000 virtual members –Information organized the way students search not by ‘owner’ of information

21 Blackboard-Welcome Screen

22 Blackboard—Find it On Campus

23 Transfer Student Programs Weekly Transfer Connection –Part newsletter, Part continuing orientation, Part personal note –Adds context to information –Archive –Sent to Community College advisers and UNL Colleagues

24 Transfer Connection

25 Transfer Student Programs Information & Referral Transfer Course Articulation –Facilitate process & maintain archive –Web page hosted by Admissions Honor Societies –PTK Alumni –Tau Sigma Updating policies and procedures

26 Transfer Tag Team Collaboration –Communication, internal & external –Cooperation How to Transfer Days UNL Transfer Days at SCC-L New Student Enrollment Mid Semester Check Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy Review of Transfer Credit Procedures –Commitment to student success

27 Contact Us Cindy Cammack Associate Director for Transfer Programs Office of Admissions (402) Patrick McBride Director, New Student Enrollment Office of Admissions (402) JoAnn Moseman Academic Transfer Coordinator Office of Undergraduate Studies (402)


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