Private Universities: Building Pathways with Community Colleges Webcast Recording

(Retired) | Last updated October 21, 2016

Course Length

1h 26m

Last Updated

October 21, 2016

Private Universities: Building Pathways with Community Colleges Webcast Recording

(Retired) | Last updated October 21, 2016


For many private institutions, community college transfer students represent a viable and untapped opportunity for increased enrollment and tuition revenue. This webcast has been designed to help private, four-year institutions capitalize on this growing student population.

Our expert instructor will help you understand how to make a compelling case for building community college transfer pathways at your institution, as well as outline how you can create pathways that are both intentional and sustainable. You will leave this online training prepared to answer questions such as:

  • How can I make the case for investing in transfer student recruitment and pathways?
  • What are best practices for establishing partnerships with community colleges?
  • What adjustments need to be made on campus to accommodate more transfer students?
  • What institutions have done this successfully, and what do their pathway models look like?

Who should attend?

This webcast is primarily designed for four-year private institutions who are interested in:

  • Growing their transfer student populations on campus;
  • Collaborating more effectively with community college partners to do so; and/or
  • Building more meaningful and strategic pathways programs on-campus to help transfer students be successful.

We encourage you to participate as an institutional team comprised of representatives from academics, enrollment management, admissions, financial aid, transfer student support, and orientation professionals.


  • The “Why”: Making the Case for Transfer Partnerships
    • Current national community college enrollments
    • Connection to institutional goals
    • Financial implications of increased transfer enrollment: sample scenarios
  • The “How”: Building Intentional Transfer Pathways
    • Characteristics of effective partnerships with community colleges
    • Addressing transfer student questions and needs
    • Aligning stakeholders
    • Pathway design and construction
    • Metrics of success
    • Institutional examples

What is a Pathway?

More than an articulation agreement, a pathway – however the partner institutions ultimately define it – is characterized by its clarity, sense of direction, ongoing active support, and periodic assessment. Pathways are designed and built on the principle that community college transfer students should be “Junior-Year Ready” when they make the transition to the four-year institution.

Planning Toolkit for After the Webcast

As a supplement to the webcast, you will leave the program with a self-audit questionnaire, a detailed worksheet, and a handful of readings and resources in hand to help further conversations about the development of transfer pathway programs on your campus.

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.