John N. Gardner is President of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.
The Transfer Experience is a gift to educators who view
transfer as a social justice imperative. Transfer matters now,
perhaps more than ever, and the text offers the most comprehensive,
evidence-based analysis of the transfer experience. The authors
offer a transformational view of the transfer journey that goes
beyond a mechanistic, processual experience. Shattering outmoded
transfer assumptions, the authors take care to present a more
thoughtful, holistic view of transfer keeping in mind that
underserved, first-generation, adult learners should be assisted in
every way to fulfill their hopes and dreams of earning a bachelor's
degree. The text offers fertile ground for significant equity and
justice dialogue, transformational changes and policy
considerations.--Laura I. Rendon "author of Sentipensante Pedagogy:
Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation, Stylus
"As a former vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at one of America's leading community colleges, and as a three-time University Chancellor, I have attended more conferences and read more books about student success than I can recall. The Transfer Experience, edited by Gardner, Rosenberg, and Koch, is clearly one of the best I have ever read. Filled with proven nuggets of successful initiatives, this is required reading for faculty and administrators who are committed to creating a more equitable and successful system of postsecondary education. College access, student success and equity are core principles of democracy and each is achievable."--Charlie Nelms, Chancellor Emeritus, North Carolina Central University & Vice President Emeritus "Indiana University"
"Helping students achieve their educational goals is a win for everyone, and brings the "American Dream" closer to reality. A key, underutilized strategy in reaching this goal is an effective, holistictransfer system that begins when a student enters an institution of higher education and continues through completion. The Transfer Experience: A Handbook for Creating a More Equitable and Successful Postsecondary System is authored by "transfer warriors" who understand and are passionate about transfer. The book is a comprehensive educational masterpiece that challenges and inspires higher education leaders and policy makers to skillfully and purposefully foster transfer student success, thereby enhancing the quality of life for students."--Paula K. Compton, Associate Vice Chancellor, Articulation and Transfer "Ohio Department of Higher Education"
"The achievement and graduation of transfer students in higher education is one of the most important issues confronting colleges and universities. Given that nearly half the undergraduate enrollees arein community colleges, we have to work together across the community college and 4-year sector to find structures, programs, and policies to strengthen their success. The authors provide nuanced perspectives on how transfer student success must be addressed."--Scott E. Evenbeck, Founding President "Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, City University of New York"
"This book is a timely and much-needed call to action to more effectively meet the transfer needs of our postsecondary students. The research contained within these chapters presents a playbook for both campus and state higher education officials to create and execute a strategy that will better serve students, campuses and states alike."--Robert E. Anderson, President "SHEEO - State Higher Education Executive Officers Association"
"Transfer is a vital mechanism for closing the racial and income equity gaps in higher education, as well as an unnecessarily complex issue that too often leaves students stranded on their academic journeys. I share the authors' holistic philosophy of the transfer student experience and particularly appreciate their emphasis on the student's pre-transfer academic preparation. This handbook is an essential tool for ensuring these students are propelled to degree completion."--Janet L. Marling, Executive Director, The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students "University of North Georgia"