Supporting Transfer Student Success: Five Key Faculty Practices


By Xueli Wang, Peter Felten, Lance Gooden, Jon Iuzzini, & Emily Kittrell for the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students


Supporting Transfer Student Success: Five Key Faculty Practices is designed to help faculty reflect on and reframe the ways they think about, teach, advise, and mentor transfer students. Each section offers a brief introduction grounded in the research and practice literature on transfer, a series of suggested actions faculty can take, and questions to prompt personal reflection or guide conversations with colleagues.

The goal is not to ask faculty to add another “obligation” to an already full teaching, research, and service agenda. Rather, we hope faculty will examine their current methods with an eye toward identifying some possible new approaches, amplifying effective strategies, and abandoning attitudes and behaviors that result in student disengagement.

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Related Resources:

Main Barriers Transfer (-Intending) Students Experience & Overcome Xueli Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The below brief document summarizes the main structural issues students encounter—and often overcome due to their resilience—on the vertical transfer pathway.


Main Barriers Transfer (-Intending) Students Experience & Overcome_Wang, 2021
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