Date(s) - Tuesday April 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Smith Hall, Room 104A
The TCU transfer population includes more than 1,400 students on campus, each with their own unique story. A growing and dynamic community, transfer students embody a complex subpopulation of undergraduate education. How we teach, serve, and understand their needs are instrumental to their success and sense of belonging.
Our Teaching and Learning Conversation brings together representatives from Admissions, Institutional Research, the Transfer Center, Faculty, and current student leaders, giving a diverse perspective on this topic. Nearly half of all undergraduates in America today begin post secondary education at a two-year college, totaling over seven million students at 1,123 institutions (Handel and Strumpel, 2016). As TCU continues to enhance necessary resources for those coming from two- or four-year colleges and universities, we encourage dialogue and opportunities for faculty to better understand this emerging demographic.
The conversation, executed through directed discussion and an opportunity for Q&A, will include:
- Setting the Context – Who is the TCU transfer student?
- Transfer Admission – What criteria do incoming students meet?
- Transfer Center & Resources – What are some best practices for supporting transfer students in-and-outside the classroom?