Posted Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 1:18 PM
The National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition is committed to setting the standard for excellence in supporting students at critical junctures in the educational pipeline. It also seeks to promote intentional and integrative connections within and across institutions and educational sectors to enhance the student transition experience. In light of these core commitments, the National Resource Center recognizes a deserving institutions with the Institutional Excellence for Students in Transition Award. The award is presented annually to institutions that have designed and implemented outstanding collaborative initiatives enhancing significant transitions during the undergraduate experience.
For the 2018 Institutional Excellence Award for Students in Transition, the National Resource Center is proud to announce University of Central Florida – Foundations of Excellence.
In 2014, the University of Central Florida launched “Foundations of Excellence (FoE),” a multi-year, multi-phase process with the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. The goal of this transfer initiative was to raise awareness of transfer student issues, shape the university culture to better accommodate our transfer students, and focus on transfer students’ transition points. To date, FoE, now reestablished as Transfer Alliance, has redesigned transfer orientation and the first year transition process, created a campus-wide Transfer Philosophy Statement, increased faculty and staff engagement in transfer success initiatives, and developed new concepts around the transfer credit evaluation process.