GREEN BAY, Wis.— To further advance efforts towards a more seamless transfer experience. NWTC and UW-Green Bay have been selected to be part of the inaugural Aspen-AASCU Transfer Student Success and Equity Intensive (TSSEI) cohort.
TSSEI is a one-year initiative that advances practices and policies to further improve existing, and more equitable, efforts towards transfer students from community colleges to four-year universities.
“We are very excited to participate in this Intensive with NWTC,” said Kate Burns UW-Green Bay provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “It is important for us to strengthen relationships to ensure our transfer experience is student-centered. This Intensive will allow us to increase access, student success, and equity in our outcomes—all are institutional priorities for UW-Green Bay.”
The cohort consists of monthly workshops and consultations with experts to identify and understand critical transfer outcomes and equity-driven data. NWTC and UW-Green Bay leaders will expand upon these learnings to make the academic pathway from community college to bachelor’s completion seamless for students.
“Initiatives like this are important for students who want to start their higher education path at a technical college with the intent to transfer to a four-year degree,” said Dr. Kathryn Rogalski, NWTC vice president of learning. “This cohort will allow us to collaborate and learn from our peers on a national scale to improve the transfer experience and improve student success. We are grateful for this opportunity to partner with AASCU and UW-Green Bay on our collective mission to ensure students are successful at completing their degree and have a positive transfer experience.”
The TSSEI workshop series will provide practical support aimed at accelerating transfer reform over the course of the year at participating institutions. The program is free for all participants thanks to the generous support of Ascendium.
30 institutional teams have been selected into this cohort, and UWGB and NWTC are the only institutions from Wisconsin.
All NWTC associate degree programs have one or more transfer options. In addition, students enrolled in NWTC’s General Students Transfer Certificate program, complete 31-32 credits of core courses, and transfer as a sophomore to UW-Green Bay. For more information about transfer options, visit UW-Green Bay and NWTC.