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Cayuga CC to host 2012 New York Transfer Summit on September 14

DATE: 07-19-2012

Cayuga Community College has been selected as one of eight sites across the state to host the 2012 New York Transfer Summit, sponsored by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students and the New York State Transfer & Articulation Association. The one-day event will be held on September 14, 2012, at locations simultaneously across the state and will bring together higher education professionals to discuss transfer student success.

According to summit organizers, the number of college students who earn credits at multiple institutions has grown in recent years. Summit participants will examine national, state, and regional transfer data, hear about best practices in transfer student programming and advising, listen to a panel of transfer students, and develop regional and statewide transfer agendas.

“We’re very excited to be the site host for Central New York,” said Eric Zizza, transfer counselor at Cayuga. “Our region has a dense clustering of institutions of higher education, and through this event, we have a great opportunity to map out pathways for our students and to create a more streamlined experience for our students interested in transferring.”

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs through 4:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Frankie Santos Laanan from Iowa State University who will discuss “The Importance of Good Data” and John Gardner from JNGI Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education who will present “Transfer in New York and Beyond.”

The 2012 New York Successful Transfer Enhancement Programs (STEP) Award winners will be recognized, and their programs will be shared as successful practices during the summit.

The summit is free and lunch will be provided. It is intended for higher education professionals and others committed to students’ success and access, institutional accountability, and developing an educated sate citizenry. To register or get more information, visit http://transferinstitute.unt.edu. Or contact site coordinator Eric Zizza at zizza@cayuga-cc.edu or 315-255-1743, ext. 2221.