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ACHIEVE Transfer Student Success Conference

Conference purpose statement

2023 Conference Theme - Reconnecting: Creating the Future of Transfer Student Success

The Statewide Transfer and Student Success Conference strives to ensure transfer student success, and to increase college completion rates across the state of Alabama by fostering collaboration between two- and four-year colleges and universities by identifying new opportunities to promote the seamless transfer of two-year college students to four-year colleges and universities.

Conference goals

  • Re-evaluate and renew commitments for transfer and student success
  • Identify new opportunities for transfer and student success
  • Increase college completion rates across Alabama
  • Foster collaboration across two- and four-year colleges and universities to help more two-year students complete associate’s degrees, transfer, and earn bachelor’s degrees
  • Implement opportunities for dialogue about transfer and student success
  • Engage representatives of Discipline Committees to reconnect and review, and revise articulation agreements
  • Discuss AGSC/STARS resources available to two- and four-year colleges and universities
  • Promote new online training for AGSC Institutional Points of Contacts (POCs)
  • Promote training for faculty and staff involved in two-and four-year student transfer
  • Share research about the latest student transfer trend data
  • Conduct outreach to generate support for implementation of successful transfer strategies across two- and four-year colleges and universities

Conference agenda

March 1 —

  1. Welcome & Opening Remarks 11 – 11:15 am
  2. Opening Keynote Plenary – Presidents’ Panel 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
  3. Concurrent Sessions I 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  4. Refreshment Break with Exhibitors 1:30 – 1:45 pm
  5. Plenary Session II - Transfer Student Panel 1:45 – 2:45 pm
  6. Reception 3:30 – 5:30 pm

March 2 —

  1. Breakfast with Exhibitors 6 – 7 am
  2. Welcome Remarks 7 – 7:15 am
  3. Keynote Plenary Session III - Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner 7:15 – 8:15 am
  4. Concurrent Sessions II 8:30 – 9:30 am
  5. Lunch & Exhibitors 9:30 – 11:00 am
  6. Concurrent Sessions III 11 am – 12 pm
  7. Refreshment Break with Exhibitors 12 – 12:15 pm
  8. Closing Plenary – Dr. Jim Purcell 12:15 – 1:15 pm
  9. Conference Wrap Up 1:15 – 1:30 pm

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