Transfer Nation Talks

Transfer Nation Talks

Welcome to the Transfer Nation Podcast! Transfer Nation is dedicated to celebrating & sharing information about all things transfer! The episodes will focus on all aspects of serving transfer students throughout their transfer journey. They will feature both the point-of-view of professionals working with transfer students as well as insights from transfer students themselves. If you would like to be part of a future episode or have ideas of topics to feature do not hesitate to reach out to wearetransfernation@gmail.com. Continue the #transfer conversation by joining the TN Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TransferNation You can also follow TN on Instagram (@wearetransfernation) and Twitter (@TransferPride)! Check out the TN YouTube channel at tinyurl.com/tnationtube

Episodes

June 12, 2023 60 mins

Dr. Heather Adams interviews Emily Armlin, #NISTS2023 Transfer Student Ambassador and recent graduate of Union College! Emily shares her transfer student story, discusses the challenges and highlights of her unique transfer experience, and touches on the ways small, private institutions can better support and grow their transfer communities.

About Our Guest

Emily Armlin is a recent graduate of Union College, where she studi...

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In this episode of Transfer Nation Talks, we spotlight Emily Tichenor, winner of the NISTS 2023 Transfer Champion Rising Star award! Emily was nominated in recognition of her work with University Transfer at Tulsa Community College, in which she served as the founding director. Pulling from her roots as a librarian, Emily implements principles of equitable access to information and community collaboration across her work in transfe...

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Dr. Heather Adams sits down with Dr. Darla Cooper, Executive Director of The RP Group, to dig into the findings of previous and ongoing research aimed at identifying the barriers students face while navigating transfer pathways within the California Community College system.


About Our Guest

Dr. Darla M. Cooper currently serves as the Executive Director for the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Gro...

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Tea on Transfer is the monthly scoop on all things Transfer in a condensed format. We cover important transfer news, discuss pressing topics with special guests, and spotlight community recommendations and shoutouts. This month we are joined by Bernard Huggins, Associate Director of the University of Central Florida’s Transfer Center! Bernard and Heather share what they are focused on this month in Transfer and debrief their trip t...

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Tea on Transfer is back! We asked the TN community what they thought about the term ‘transfer shock’ and this month we’re talking about it! In this episode, we will cover: the term’s origin, how it has evolved, and how transfer professionals can best support students during their transitional period at both the sending and receiving institutions.

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Dr. Heather Adams Ed.D. is the senior manager at The Aspen Ins...

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In this week’s episode, TNTalks sits down with returning interview guest, Dr. Kelly Coke, to talk about higher education and transfer in rural communities. In this hour-long conversation, we hear about Dr. Coke’s personal transfer student and professional journey and discuss the challenges and unique circumstances faced by rural students in the higher education sphere.

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Dr. Kelly Coke earned her doctorat...

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Happy New Year, Transfer Nation! We’re kicking off 2023 by continuing our conversation with Alex Torrez - this time delving into community college advocacy. Community colleges have long served as a tool for transfer, and yet they are still underutilized and stigmatized. In this episode, Heather and Alex discuss how to help dispel the stigma, address and solve hidden obstacles, and educate students’ support networks on the legitimac...

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In this episode, Alexandra Torrez details her personal transfer journey and how she discovered the value of community college and shares how she found community and resources through recruitment and retention programs for minoritized students at UC Berkeley. 

Alexandra Torrez is currently a Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow at the University of Virginia. After transferring from Las Positas College, she graduated magna cum laude from th...

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December 7, 2022 14 mins

Transfer Nation is proud to present the newest TNTalks monthly series: Tea on Transfer!

In this inaugural episode, Dr. Heather Adams introduces Tea on Transfer and explains what to expect from the series. Plus, get details on how our listeners (that’s right, you!) can participate in future episodes.

Tea on Transfer is the monthly scoop on all things Transfer in a condensed format. In the span of 20-30 minutes, we cover important tran...

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This season, Transfer Nation is exploring Community College Transfer Centers! 

This is Part 2 of our roundtable discussion with the #TransferChampions behind Triton College’s Transfer Center! Listen to Part 1 to catch up on the conversation and learn about the center's origin story and advocacy work. This episode focuses on day-to-day center activity, implementing accommodating design in physical spaces, and finding creative so...

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This season, Transfer Nation is exploring Community College Transfer Centers! 

Over the next two episodes, we will be talking to the #TransferChampions behind Triton College’s Transfer Center! In those roundtable conversations, we’ll hear about the center’s origin story, discuss how it works to alleviate student concerns and enhance the transfer experience, and share advice for those of you eager to form similar spaces on your own c...

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This week on TNTalks, we are rounding out our exploration of the prior learning assessment (PLA) program at the Metropolitan State University of Denver! We are joined once again by Brandy Schooler and Camden Farmer to talk through the logistics, impact, and future work of PLA at MSU Denver. Listen in to learn more and gain inspiration on how to support and empower neo-traditional students at your institution!

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Season 3 of Transfer Nation Talks is kicking off with an episode about the credit for prior learning program at the Metropolitan State University of Denver! Our special guests, Brandy Schooler and Camden Farmer, talk through the logistics, impact, and future work of prior learning assessment (PLA). Learn about how PLA is implemented at MSU Denver to support and empower neo-traditional students and how it can work for your instituti...

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August 22, 2022 47 mins

That’s a wrap for Season 2 of Transfer Nation Talks! 

This week, the podcast production team came together to reflect on Season 2, share their favorite episodes, and reveal themes and topics that will be featured in Season 3 (releasing in October)!

 

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In this episode, Judith Brauer with NISTS, interviews Tiara Freeman and Tsionah Novick. They discuss their experience with undergraduate research as transfer students as well as the findings from their research project, “Developing Community Interventions within Predominately White Institutions (PWI) Advising Departments for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Transfer Students.”

 

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In our ongoing series on 4-year Transfer Student Centers, this 3-part special feature covers the practitioner, leadership, and student points-of-view of the University of Central Florida Transfer Center. Throughout this mini-series, we will explore the center’s origin story, examine impactful student advocacy and receptive institutional structures, and discuss the nuts and bolts of developing spaces that work for the communities sp...

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In our ongoing series on 4-year Transfer Student Centers, this 3-part special feature covers the practitioner, leadership, and student points-of-view of University of Central Florida's Transfer Center. Throughout this mini-series, we will explore the center’s origin story, examine impactful student advocacy and receptive institutional structures, and discuss the nuts and bolts of developing spaces that work for the communities...

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Welcome back to the Building Transfer Centers series! This multi-episode series spotlights university and 4-year institution transfer centers. Join us for a special 3-part feature on the University of Central Florida’s Transfer Center, presented from three different perspectives: center associate director, senior university administrator, and transfer student. Throughout this mini-series, we will explore the center’s origin story, ...

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In this episode, Emily Kittrell from NISTS chats with Dr. Drew Koch, CEO of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Higher Education and co-editor of the recent book, The Transfer Experience. Instead of diving into the specifics of any one project, their conversation offers a broad overview of important lessons learned in nearly 25 years of Gardner Institute's transfer-focused work, including the importance of socially...

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In this episode of the TNTalks #StudentStory series, Dr. Heather Adams interviews Noelle Dana, NISTS 2022 Transfer Student Ambassador and Notre Dame undergrad. Noelle shares her personal journey through higher education, discusses how the 4-year to 4-year transfer process can be improved, and highlights the initiatives she is undertaking to help cultivate a welcoming and receptive transfer culture at her current institution. 
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