Two UCF programs to assist students transitioning to the university were recently recognized for their successes by the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition.
The annual recognitions were presented to:
This semester, UCF has 30,145 transfer and first-time students, representing about 44 percent of the university enrollment.
“UCF continues to strive for excellence in the areas of transfer access and success,” said Elizabeth A. Dooley, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “This recognition by the National Resource Center, of our work in partnership with the John N. Gardner Institute, is an example of our ongoing efforts to continue to be a leader in this field on both a state and national level.”
The only other university to be recognized this year for its transition program was Kent State.
Jennifer Keup, director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, presented the award during the 25th National Conference on Students in Transition in Indianapolis.
Keup said she anticipates the three institutions will help spark discussion and research on opportunities for learning and development for students in transition.
She referred to the schools as national leaders for their programs and praised them for their “lived expression of collaboration, inclusion and recognition of student transitions as critical opportunities for learning and development.”