From Community College to a Four-Year Institution: Improve Student Transfer Enrollments and Outcomes

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On-Demand (OD)     $299.00
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Boris Vilic, dean of the College of Continuing Studies, Rider University
Price: $299.00 On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Administrators, guidance and placement counselors, faculty, staff
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Strategies to ease the transition of transfer students from community colleges to four-year institutions are becoming increasingly important to both types of institutions. With the Great Recession’s lingering impact on the families’ college savings plans, many students seek to lower the cost of a bachelor’s degree by “cost averaging” the tuition expenses between the two types of institutions. Successful transition strategies which enable students to seamlessly transfer from a two-year to a four-year institution often involve collaborative partnerships – not merely articulation agreements – that are student-centered and take into consideration the goals and needs of both institutions. Please join Boris Vilic, dean of the College of Continuing Studies at Rider University, as he reviews various emerging models of such collaborative partnerships. Real examples from various institutions of higher education will outline how some institutions improved their brand recognition, enrollments, and student experience by creating such partnerships.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Review the elements of collaborative partnerships that transcend the articulation agreements and seek to integrate the two types of institutions in order to ease the transition for transfer students
  • Discuss what works for institutions that offer both on-campus and online degree programs and how strategies of four-year institutions to recruit transfer students might differ based on the teaching/learning modality
  • Review successful models of student support services at four-year institutions which seek to enhance the student life experience for transfer students
  • Identify models for maximizing the number of transfer credits in order to ensure meaningful graduation progress for transfer students
  • Discuss consortium agreements that decrease operating costs while providing students with additional (and new) educational opportunities


Your conference leader for “From Community College to a Four-Year Institution: Improve Student Transfer Enrollments and Outcomes” is Boris Vilic, dean of the College of Continuing Studies at Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ). Mr. Vilic has provided leadership to the College of Continuing Studies for more than eight years and previously served as director and faculty team leader in the School of Leadership & Professional Advancement at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA). Mr. Vilic implemented several award-winning online degree programs, as well as created of an array of online student and faculty services. His projects received two “Creative Uses of Technology” Awards from the Association for Continuing Higher Education. He is also the recipient of Noflett Williams Up and Coming Leadership Award from the University Continuing Education Association and well as Distinguished Faculty Award from Duquesne University. His areas of research include innovative technologies, online teaching, and m-learning. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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