Transfer Admissions & Advising Committee

Bridging the knowledge gap between two and four year schools


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The 7 day forecast

Early forecasts show that we can leave our umbrellas at home and bring sunglasses to the 3rd annual TAAC conference!  This is great – but after all, isn’t it “always sunny in Philadelphia”?!

Things to do in the last week before TAAC:

  • Check your email for important registration confirmation information
  • Review the past blog postings to get a feel for the conference agenda – presentations, keynote, vendors, roundtables

See you in one week!


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2 weeks – 10 spaces!

Yes, you saw those numbers correctly…it’s hard to believe the TAAC conference is only TWO weeks away…and we are thrilled to report that only TEN registration spaces remain open!

If you haven’t already registered, please do so quickly as space is limited and plans are being confirmed.  Once registered, you will receive a detailed email confirmation with conference specifics.

Previous blog posts  provide a taste of what is in store for the 3rd Annual TAAC conference, May 25th, at Saint Joseph’s University.  Hope to see you there!


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A deeper look at the conference

Did you see the “sneak peek” of the conference sessions and agenda? Take a look to whet your appetite…and then read on for even more great sessions lined up for the 2016 TAAC conference!

MORE SESSIONS

Transforming the Transfer Student Transition
Presented by Nicole Conley, Temple University

Piecing Together the Autism Puzzle: How to advise, prepare, and retain students on the spectrum
Presented by Kelly McGlynn, Saint Joseph’s University

Supporting Adult Students from Admission to Graduation
Presented by Margaret Place, Widener University

Easing Transfer Shock: A communication Plan for Advising New Transfers and Distance-Learning Students
Presented by Rita Berson, Drexel University

MORE VENDORS

  • Carnegie Communications
    At TAAC, Carnegie will share some of the specific strategies that have been applied to help boost transfer enrollment and the results colleges and universities have experienced. Geofencing and rooftop targeting to community colleges, IP Targeting to transfer prospect lists, retargeting off of transfer admission pages, inquiry generation for transfer recruitment needs. These are just some of the ways Carnegie Communications is helping schools nationwide grow their percentage of transfer students as part of their overall enrollment goals.
  • Student Lingo
    Too Many Hats, Not Enough Heads! Or Are Your Wearing Too Many Hats?
    We know your students have many demands regarding access to 24/7 support, which means more hats for you. Although we love hats, who wants to wear them all at once! Enter StudentLingo. We believe this support tool will provide your students with on-demand access to student services as well as remove many of your hats. Find out how to remove your hats in 1 minute – Support Your Students With Online Resources
    StudentLingo can help you save time and money and can help your students succeed. StudentLingo is a series of 42 interactive on-demand workshops, action plans, and resources focused on helping students achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. 
  • Capture Higher Ed
  • Academy One
  • NACAC
  • College Board

And don’t forget the KEYNOTE and ROUNDTABLES mentioned in the sneak peek!

Haven’t registered?  There is still time, although space is becoming limited.  Please register today for the May 25th TAAC Conference at Saint Joseph’s University!


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A sneak peek of the 2016 conference

Still wondering if the TAAC conference would be a worthwhile use of your time?  Have you already registered and anxious to hear what awaits you?  Here is a sneak peek* of the conference agenda:

SESSIONS

Behind the Scenes: Positively Impacting Success for Transfer Students Who Think “I Got This!”
Presented by Jared Brown, West Chester University

Dual Enrollment: What Transfer Professionals Need to Know
Presented by Sandy Cos and Katie Cosner, Delaware County Community College

Starting with the End in Mind: A Comprehensive Approach to Transfer Advising, from Outreach to Graduation, and Beyond!
Presented by Mary Beth Flynn, Temple University

Rebounding After a Challenging Academic Transition
Presented by Kim Allen-Stuck, Saint Joseph’s University

Blending Artificial Intelligence and Human Expertise to Provide Open Access to College Counseling
Presented by Kirk Daulerio, AdmitHub

Information Overload! Taking the Pressure off of Orientation by Creating a Mid-program Orientation
Presented by Dan Gilbert, Temple University

Just hit submit! Automating the Dual Admissions Intent Form Process
Presented by Sandra Gonzalez-Torres and Todd Jones, Community College of Philadelphia

Location-Based Enrollment Marketing for Transfer Student Recruitment: Geofencing vs. Geotargeting vs. Rooftop IP Targeting
Presented by Mark Cunningham, Carnegie Communications

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

A portion of the day will allow attendees to choose from a variety of roundtable discussion topics including: international students, transfer policy, articulation, and high school counselor transfer support

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

David Hawkins is the Executive Director for Educational Content and Policy for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), based in Arlington, VA. The National Association for College Admission Counseling is a non-profit membership association that represents more than 14,000 high school counselors and college admission officers throughout the U.S. and around the world. NACAC is devoted to making the transition between high school and postsecondary education equitable, transparent, and fair. Mr. Hawkins holds a BA and MA in Government from the College of William & Mary.

VENDORS

  • CollegeSource, Inc. has been creating information technology solutions for higher education since 1971. More than 2,000 institutions and millions of users worldwide utilize CollegeSource products for degree audit, degree planning, and transfer articulation. For additional information on CollegeSource products, visit us online
  • College Transfer Guide – Reaching Students Who Finish
    Stop by our table to learn how you can attract community college students who are looking to earn their Bachelor’s Degree.
  • School Guide Publications has helped admissions directors recruit students since 1935. The recent launch of their new web site, collegetransferguide.com has brought new attention to the transfer student. The company is also helping NACAC promote its new “Transfer Knowledge Hub.”
    School Guide Publications – Established 1935 800.433.7771 – info@schoolguides.com
  • StudentLingo is a series of 42 interactive on-demand workshops, action plans, and resources focused on helping students achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. Support your students with online resources – 1 minute video

Like what you are reading?  Join us for the TAAC conference on
May 25th at Saint Joseph’s University!

 Register now for this affordable professional development opportunity.

*Note this is not a comprehensive agenda.  More information to come.


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Spring is in the air

March has come in like a lamb and the beautiful weather is getting us all excited for spring.  Your spring season should include attendance at the 3rd annual TAAC conference on May 25th at Saint Joseph’s University – it’s time to register!

The TAAC committee will meet next week to determine the session schedule – shortly after, we will give you a taste of what’s in store. But don’t wait until then – register now for this affordable and valuable transfer professional event.


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Last call for proposals

Our days are busy, busy, busy – pulled in a variety of directions and trying to help a variety of audiences.  But, we hope that you are able to find a few moments to submit a session proposal for the TAAC 2016 conference on May 25 at Saint Joseph’s University!

We know you have professional ideas and expertise to share – or know a colleague that does – and we want to hear them!  Please take a few minutes (the proposal form is VERY simple!) to complete the proposal form*.

We’ve already received some exciting session proposals – and our keynote speaker is not to be missed.  The 2016 TAAC conference is shaping up to be a super day!

*The proposal deadline has been extended to March 1, 2016.*


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Transfer Resource

For several years, TAAC’s blog has provided articles, resources and information on topics related to the transfer student discourse.
Recently we came across The National Association for College Admission Counseling’s “Admitted” blog. Please check it out as they now have a “Transfer” category where they gather transfer-related articles.

http://www.nacacnet.org/learning/communities/Admitted/default.aspx/

Happy reading!

Interested in more transfer resources?  Register for the TAAC 2016 Conference!