Daemen Receives National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students Recognition Award
Daemen Recognized for Outstanding Practices in Outreach to Transfer Students
Results Include 44 Percent Increase in Transfer Enrollment
August 24, 2012
Contact: Mike Andrei
Next month, Daemen College will be recognized for outstanding practices in its outreach to and enrollment of transfer students. The College will receive an award by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS), an organization which recognizes promising practices in external collaboration.
On September 14, 2012, Daemen will receive a STEP award (Successful Transfer Enhancement Program), for “Targeted Outreach to Local Community Colleges.” The Daemen Transfer Admissions Office has increased transfer enrollment through increased focus on specific practices. These include:
• Maximizing campus visits at regional community colleges
• Hosting counselor tours on the Daemen campus for local community colleges
• Increasing the total number of articulations and dual admission agreements
The College’s increased focus on transfer students has resulted in an increase in transfer enrollment of 44 percent over the last 10 years.
Due to an increasing number of transfer students entering four-year institutions over the last decade, a need arose for more research and discussion regarding the transition process of transfer students. NISTS was founded in 2002 to better understand the factors affecting transfer student success.
The New York State Transfer Summit will be held September 14, 2012. The summit is a one day event that will bring together the entire state to focus on transfer student success. During the summit only a select few colleges in New York State will receive recognition for their successful practices with transfer students.
The summit is sponsored by NISTS in conjunction with the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association (NYSTAA). For more information regarding NISTS, the summit, and the STEP awards please visit: http://transferinstitute.unt.edu/ .