New book supports transfer student success

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS), housed at UNG, has published a book to help higher education administrators better understand the complex issues of the transfer process by providing up-to-date research and best practices.“Transferring between institutions as a pathway to degree completion is increasingly becoming a big part of the national conversation on college affordability, accountability and access,” said Dr. Janet Marling, executive director of NISTS and vice president for student affairs at UNG. “Our hope is that this publication and the shareable data inside will be used for immediate implementation on campuses nationwide.”

“Transition and Transformation: Fostering Transfer Student Success” highlights the experience of practitioners involved in the day-to-day work of serving students in a variety of institutional contexts: public and private, two-year and four-year.

The book’s authors are from all across the country, as well as organizations and foundations that are invested in improving the American higher education system.

“Many professionals are asked to step into a transfer-related role without much training or support,” said Judith Brauer, assistant director for NISTS. “This publication is designed to be a practical, hands-on guide for them to use to improve the lives of transfer students.”

NISTS was founded in 2002 by UNG President Bonita C. Jacobs in response to a lack of professional development opportunities and research literature focused specifically on transfer students.

Transition and Transformation Book Cover