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Focus on Transfers: Student Mobility within SUNY. Today’s Program:. Share data on student transfer behaviors Provide insight into the SUNY Transfer Initiative Discuss SUNY Transfer-Friendly Policies Demonstrate SUNY Transfer Planning Tools Outline mobility projects Introduce DegreeWorks.

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Focus on Transfers:

Student Mobility

within SUNY


Today’s Program:

  • Share data on student transfer behaviors

  • Provide insight into the SUNY Transfer Initiative

  • Discuss SUNY Transfer-Friendly Policies

  • Demonstrate SUNY Transfer Planning Tools

  • Outline mobility projects

  • Introduce DegreeWorks


Context


Who are SUNY’s Transfer Students?

Definition

  • Student who has earned college credit post high school graduation.

  • Student has typically completed three or more college credits after graduating from high school.


Who are SUNY’s Transfer Students?

Freshmen vs. New Transfer Students - Fall 2009


Who are SUNY’s Transfer Students?


Who are SUNY’s Transfer Students?

Mobility of Transfer Students 2010 - 2011


Who are SUNY’s Transfer Students?

Most Popular Transfer Disciplines


Performance of SUNY’s Transfer Students

Graduation Rates 2009 - 2010


Performance of SUNY’s Transfer Students

Average Earned Credits

Baccalaureate Degree Recipients (2009-2010)


TRANSFER MOBILITY INITIATIVE


“SUNY is removing barriers in order to allow students to thrive and move, without walls, through the educational pipeline in a shorter period of time…”

- Chancellor Zimpher, 2009


History of the Transfer Mobility Initiative

2007: Joint Committee on Transfer and Articulation

2009: Reaffirmation and Strengthening of the State University Board of Trustee Policy on Student Mobility (Transfer and Articulation)

2010: Student Mobility Steering Committee

2010: Amendments to General Education Requirement

2010: Streamlining the State University Board of Trustees Policy on Assessment


SUNY’s Transfer-Friendly Policies

  • You’re In.

  • Guaranteed acceptance into one of SUNY’s four-year campuses for New York students transferring directly from a SUNY campus with an AA or AS Degree.


SUNY’s Transfer-Friendly Policies

  • Credits Count.

  • Guaranteed junior standing for SUNY students who graduate with an AA or AS degree and transfer to a parallel program at a SUNY four-year campus.


SUNY’s Transfer-Friendly Policies

  • Common Foundation.

  • Satisfactorily completed general education requirements at one SUNY campus will meet the same requirement at another SUNY campus.


SUNY’s Transfer-Friendly Policies

  • You’re on the Right Path.

  • SUNY Transfer Paths outline core coursework for specified majors that is common to all SUNY campuses offering those majors to maximize credit acceptance.


SUNY’s Transfer-Friendly Policies

  • We Agree.

  • Program to program articulation agreements outline transfer requirements from one campus to another.


SUNY’s Transfer Planning Tools

  • Steps to Transfer

  • SUNY Transfer Paths

  • Transfer Course Planner

  • Course Equivalencies

  • Campus Resources

  • Campus Contacts


SUNY’s Transfer Planning Tools

Demonstration:

www.suny.edu/transfer


Mobility Projects


INTRODUCING:

DEGREEWORKS


What is it?

Set of web-based academic advising, degree audit and transfer articulation tools.

  • Real-time advice and counsel

  • Interactive “what if” scenario planning

  • Transparent course and credit transfer

  • Timely degree certification


Benefits for students

  • Ability to access effective degree planning services

    • Ability to access class schedules at multiple SUNY campuses to check for course availability

    • Ability to gather online records from multiple SUNY campuses to produce a degree audit

    • Ability to assess degree progress against a program at up to three SUNY campuses for comparison


Benefits for SUNY

  • Ability to maintain individual campus requirements for general education, the identified mobility programs, and campus course equivalencies, in a common, university-wide degree planning system

  • Identifies best practices in the definition of degree requirements

  • Provides opportunities for greater standardization


Timeline for Implementation

  • First campuses began training in February 2012

  • Last campuses will begin training in July 2013

  • Anticipated completion date: Thanksgiving 2013

  • Campuses “go live” with faculty and students in semesters following the training


DegreeWorks

Demonstration


Tips for Transfer Success at SUNY

  • Choose your major early

  • Know your required courses and their equivalencies

  • Work with a transfer advisor

  • Finish your AA or AS before transferring

  • Be prepared to appeal credit evaluations, if necessary


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