Articulation and Transfer Conference 2021

About the Articulation and Transfer Conference

“Rebuilding & Reconnecting: Creating the Future of Transfer Success”

The 2021 Articulation & Transfer Conference will take place on Friday, Oct. 22, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. via SOCHE's Zoom platform. The pre-conference session, " Back to Basics with the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network," begins at 8:45 a.m. and is included with the registration fee. Webinar access information will be sent to registrants shortly before the event.


8:45 AMPre-conference: Back to Basics with the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network (OATN)
Led by Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network staff, this primer is geared for those new to
articulation and transfer. Included with registration.

Presenters: Jared Shank, Nikki Wearly, and Holly Hall from OATN
9:15 AM Break
9:30 AMOpening and Welcome
Conference Host: Hideo Tsuchida, Wright State University
9:35 AMODHE’s Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network Updates
Presenters: Jessi Spencer, Michelle Blaney, Kristi Conrad, Zoe Woodbury, Candice Grant, Mitch Wilson, Paula Compton, and Nikki Wearly from the OATN
10:15 AMBreak
10:30 AMLessons Learned from the Pandemic
A panel session reflecting on the impacts of modality and engagement related to recruitment, partnerships, and retention.

Jenny Garringer, Franklin University

Julia Thompson, University of Dayton

Dr. Kimberly Porter, Wilberforce University

Peggy Chalker, Southern State Community College

Moderator: Rachel Fulton, Wright State University
11:15 AMBreak featuring Chair Yoga with Candice Grant, OATN
11:30 AMNational Transfer Trends
Join the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) as they share information around the national transfer landscape.

Presenter: Janet Marling, NISTS
12:15 PMLunchtime Breakouts and Networking
(Registrants choose one breakout and submit questions or requested discussion topics at registration)

Grab your lunch then join the breakout that most suits your role. Discussion topics will focus on personal professional content (e.g. mental health, development, etc.)

Recruitment & Outreach (Moderator: Ian O’Donnell, Wittenberg University)

Student Success & Retention (Moderator: Mortenous Johnson, Central State University)

College Credit Plus (Moderator: Maureen Cooper, Franklin University)

Academic Affairs (Moderator: Amy Sues, Clark State College)
1:15 PMConcurrent Sessions (Participants will utilize session-specific Zoom links to join.)

Session 1 – The Great Unbundling: MiCro-credentials, MiCro-learning, and the EdTech Influence on Higher Education
EdTech is growing, and micro-credentials are more popular than ever. Higher education institutions across the globe are grappling with how to keep up. Learn more about micro-credentials and the call by employers for more signals of learning.  The college degree is still valuable, yet it is more important than ever to think now about what credentials will promote student achievement, student retention, and ultimately, job placement in their respective fields.

Presenters: Dr. Jonathan McCombs and Dr. Patrick Bennett, Franklin University

Session 2 – Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Transfer
A discussion of how one university’s mission-based commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has influenced the recruitment and admission process for prospective students, particularly prospective transfer students.

Presenters: Dr. Lawrence A.Q. Burnley and Dr. Cody L. McMillen, University of Dayton

Session 3 – Mixing Models: Using Technology to Enhance Student Engagement
Through dynamic activities and guided discussions, participants will explore strategies for using technology to enhance student engagement. This session will introduce participants to the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition (SAMR) Model. This session will be of particular interest to faculty determined to complement their teaching style incorporating technology into their pedagogy to enhances student engagement and the learning experience. Participants will develop a toolbox of strategies for student success using technology.

Presenter: Dr. Marvin Reid, Central State University
2:00 PMReturn to main session for closing

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Friday, October 22, 2022
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM, (Preconference at 8:45 AM)


Via SOCHE's Zoom Platform

The access link will be sent to registrants shortly before the event.


SOCHE Members $20
Non-members $25
Students $15

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