Strengthening Virginia Transfer Outcomes Institute


The Strengthening Virginia Transfer Outcomes Institute is a two-day event designed, in collaboration with The Aspen Institute and presented in partnership with SCHEV, to promote best practices in transfer. This event is intended for institutional teams comprised of: presidents, vice presidents of student affairs, vice presidents of academic affairs, staff/faculty responsible for transfer advising, staff/faculty in charge of transfer centers, faculty leads of Liberal Arts/Business, transfer student advisors and staff from institutional research offices at Virginia's community colleges, universities and state agencies.


By the end of this Institute, participants will:

  1. Develop an accurate shared understanding of the experiences of transfer students and how those experiences are related to state and institutional policies that affect transfer students most substantially.

  2. Identify (similar and unique) barriers, challenges, and/or resistance to prioritizing transfer at the institutional, regional & state level, and brainstorm associated solutions.

  3. Identify successful policies, initiatives, and relationships in the commonwealth of Virginia and suggest ways to expand those successes to new regions, disciplines, and institutions.

  4. Identify innovative approaches to new state-level programs and policies, particularly the Passport program passed by the 2017 General Assembly, its relationship to the national Interstate Passport, as well as innovations to the state transfer infrastructure under consideration in the 2018 General Assembly.

  5. Develop a shared plan of action and commitment among and within institutions and state government to improve both the efficiency of transfer systems and the lived experiences of transfer students, including outcome targets over the next 3 – 5 years and short-term action steps to reach those targets.


Hotel Reservations: Monday, March 12
Registration:  Friday, March 23


  • When

  • Monday, April 2, 2018 - Tuesday, April 3, 2018
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • The Virginia Crossings
    1000 Virginia Center Parkway
    Glen Allen, Virginia 23059

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