During the 2017-18 academic year, NSU became part of the Tulsa Transfer Project, a partnership involving Tulsa Community College and five Tulsa metro institutions: Northeastern State University, Rogers State University, Langston University, Oklahoma State University and The University of Tulsa.
The project’s goal is to improve all aspects of the transfer experience by increasing the knowledge about transfer students at each institution, increasing the perceived importance of transfer issues, and building a plan to improve the totality of the transfer experience.
Using the Gardner Institute’s Foundations of Excellence Transfer model, each university conducted a self-study, collecting and evaluating evidence from student data, institutional practices and student/faculty surveys. During 2018-19, NSU’s faculty and staff teams will consider the data and evidence and will develop action plans to comprehensively improve transfer experiences for students. Action plans will be implemented in 2019-20 with levels of success measured by increasing numbers of transfer students, reducing the loss of credits during transfer transitions, and increasing rates of bachelor degree completion.
The Tulsa Transfer Project complements NSU’s Quality Initiative with its focus on data-informed decision-making and smoothing pathways toward student success and degree completion.