CREATING AN ENGAGING & INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT (read more: pp 71 - 80 in the JITT Guide)
WHAT IS IT?
Transfer students represent a diverse collection of often nontraditional backgrounds and experiences; as such, these students have needs and expectations of their university educations that can be much different than their peers on more traditional pathways (Lester, Leonard, & Mathias, 2013)1.
Given the lower costs of attending less expensive 2-year colleges, transferring is a popular option among students from a variety of underrepresented populations, including first-generation students, veteran students, and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds (Durosko, 2017; Fauria & Fuller, 2015).
Since they may face a variety of challenges outside of school which could significantly impact school performance, instructors can help promote success by being willing to work with transfer students if/when their extracurricular responsibilities (i.e., employment or commuting schedules, family demands, veteran or nontraditional age status) interfere with their curricular ones.
- of newly enrolled UCD undergraduate students are transfer.
- is the total number of transfer students enrolled at UC Davis in the 2018-19 school year (UCOP INFO CENTER, 2018).
- “Once I knew about the campus Transfer Center (because a professor provided the link on her syllabus and Canvas page), I was able to connect with other transfer students and access some of the resources available to me.”
- “When instructors use open-source textbooks or software, it is very helpful to the financial burden that my education places on my family.”
- How can you encourage students to make use of their prior knowledge, perspectives, and experiences?
- How are you able to be transparent and make students aware of your high expectations for them?
- 1. List of all references in the complete JITT Guide.