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Virtual Professional Development

Upcoming Webinar:

Beyond Free College: Making Higher Education Work for 21st Century Students

Wednesday, June 30th | 2 p.m. ET

What does it mean to be a transfer advocate when the idea of “free college” is central to the current national debate about the role of higher education in strengthening our democracy and the lives of our students? In this one-hour webinar, Eileen Strempel and Stephen Handel will converse with Janet Marling about their new book, Beyond Free College: Making Higher Education Work for 21st Century Students. The authors will highlight their research and programmatic findings, including specific strategies transfer advocates can use to better serve their students. They will also provide a checklist of programs, activities, and services that are helpful in our post-COVID world. As we prepare to welcome students this fall, and as we strategize about how to effectively recruit transfer students in the future, it is imperative that we adjust to meet the needs and expectations of the “neo-traditional” individuals who will increasingly populate and sustain our institutions. Join us to learn more!


  • Eileen Strempel, Ph.D.
    Inaugural Dean, Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of California, Los Angeles


  • Stephen J. Handel, Ph.D.
    Executive Director, Strategic Higher Education Assessment Use at the College Board


  • Janet L. Marling, Ph.D.
    Executive Director at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students