Leaders from Colorado, Alabama, and Virginia, among other states, will compare notes on optimizing transfer processes and driving academic mobility during first virtual session
According to the National Student Clearinghouse Center, college transfers are trending downward, despite academic mobility being key to many states’ ambitious educational attainment goals. One of the reasons behind this concerning trend? “Across the country, our transfer processes have not been set up around the needs of our students,” according to Robin McGill, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Academic Affairs at the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. “We need to figure out how to help them get closer to the finish line.”
McGill is one of three featured panelists on the upcoming Higher Ed Leadership Forum: Statewide Transfer and Reverse Transfer Strategies hosted by EduNav, the leading provider of course-to-career academic planning solutions. The first meeting of the Higher Ed Leadership Forum series is scheduled for this Friday, October 21st from 12:00 – 2:30 PM ET, and the program features McGill along with Paul Smith, Ph.D., Senior Associate for Student Mobility Policy and Research at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and Michael Vente, Chief Performance Officer and Senior Director of Research and Data Governance for the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
“In a post-pandemic world, colleges and universities are integral to building economic resiliency and strengthening the state’s workforce,” commented Vente. “To be successful, we need a more easily facilitated transfer process. I’m looking forward to talking through the specifics of that process with fellow higher education leaders, since I believe wholeheartedly that the solution will be created collaboratively.”
Andrew Brown, CEO of EduNav, added: “Robin and Michael capture common themes that we’re hearing as we explore the role our own Unified Digital Transcript (UDT) solution will play in streamlining academic mobility. Nationwide challenges are clearly rooted at the state level, and EduNav is dedicated to connecting forward-thinking state leaders to strategize a way to surpass these hurdles, together.”
Register for the Higher Ed Leadership Forum today — attendance will be capped to ensure an engaging discussion.