Agenda for 2022 Conference Coming Soon!   See agenda from 3rd Annual Conference below.

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Wednesday, March 3,  2021
all times CST

Session and Presenters

1:00 – 1:15 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
 1:15 – 2:15 pm Ethically Advancing Transfer in Tumultuous Times: Priorities and Partnerships
Dr. Janet Marling, Executive Director, National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students
2:15 – 2:30 pm  Break  and Transition to Breakout Sessions
2:30 – 3:30 pm 1st Round Concurrent Sessions

  1.  Bridging the Virtual Gap
    Christopher Bingham, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Dr. Liesl W. Harris, Jefferson State Community College
  2. In Their own Words: Current Transfer Students Share Their Stories
    Brandi Stacey, The University of Alabama
  3. Generational Differences: The Changing Face of Higher Education
    Morgan Jackson, The University of Alabama
  4. Next Level Transferability – Adding Cooperative Learning to the Mix!
    Kelli Morris and Rachel Reid, Calhoun Community College
  5. The Trifecta of Student Engagement Framework; Student to Instructor Engagement and its Impact on Transfer Student Degree Completion
    Jamie Gilbert Mikell and William Davis, Athens State University
3:30 – 3:45 pm Break and Transition to General Session
3:45 – 4:45 pm Transfer Patterns, Paths, and Trends: Implications for Equity and the COVID Effect
Dr. Mark D’Amico, Department Chair and Professor, Educational Leadership,  UNC, Charlotte
 4:45 – 5:00 pm Networking
5:00 pm  End of Day 1

Thursday, March 4, 2021                all times CST

Session and Presenters

9:00 am Welcome
9:15 – 10:15 am The Alabama Transfer Experience: Creating a More Equitable and Successful Postsecondary System

Dr. John N. Gardner, CEO, Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education; Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow, University of South Carolina

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10:15 – 10:30 am Break and Transition to Breakout Sessions
10:30 – 11:30 am 2nd Round Concurrent Sessions

  1.  More Discussion with Keynote Speaker Dr. John Gardner
  2.  “Zooming” in on the Needs of Transfer Students
    Roxanne B. Stancil and Noelle Millirons Stovall,  Jacksonville State University
  3.  Accommodating the needs of nontraditional transfer students in an online Career and Technical Education program
    Timothy Thornton, Athens State University
  4. Bringing the University of Alabama and the ACCS Together for Success
    Jarred Twitty and Megan Courington Welborn, The University of Alabama
  5. Who Wants to Eat an Elephant, Anyway? Communications Tools and Tactics to Help Get A Student Transferred
    Ebony Horton, Alabama Community College System
  6. The Power of Exceptional Customer Service
    Jamicia J. Croskery, Alabama State University
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch Break and Networking
1:00 – 2:00 pm 3rd Round Concurrent Sessions

  1.  Finish What You Started
    Lauren Findley, Jacksonville State University
  2. Financial Aid and You – What’s Financial Aid Got To Do With It?
    Stephanie Miller, Central Alabama Community College
  3. Processing and Maintaining Transfer Student Records
    Morgan Jackson, The University of Alabama
  4. What We’ve Learned – 25 Virtual Transfer Fairs Later
    Heather Yush and Ron Filipowicz, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  5. A Lottery-Funded Alabama College Promise & Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Program
    Emily Grace Corley and Jonathan Bowen, The University of Alabama
2:00 – 2:15 pm Break and Transition to General Session
2:15 – 3:15 pm Higher Education Amid a Pandemic and Beyond
Dr. Jim Purcell, Executive Director, Alabama Commission on Higher Education
3:15 – 3:30 pm Conference Wrap Up and Networking