Warrington program recognized as an “Exemplary Practice” by NACADA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration’s Transfer Success Seminar has been recognized as an “Exemplary Practice” by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

The Transfer Success Seminar will be included in the NACADA Advising Transfer Students Commission-sponsored monograph set for publication in October 2012. It was one of only 10 programs nationally to receive this distinction.

Programs included in NACADA’s monograph were selected for their ability to “facilitate and enhance the successful transition and degree completion of transfer students.”

“NACADA is a global community for the Academic Advising Profession, and to be identified as an example of exemplary practice for a program is truly an honor,” said Undergraduate Programs Advisor Jaime Little, who directs the program. “This course increases contact points with students and helps transfer students become more informed of the extensive opportunities available to them early in their academic career at Warrington. These students are better prepared for the internship search at a critical time when recruiters are on campus and actively interviewing students for summer internship positions.”

The seminar emphasizes the development of academic and personal skills supporting as well and familiarizing transfer students with campus resources. Personal branding, résumé writing and study abroad opportunities are some of the seminar’s components.

Little said an initial pilot of the seminar was attempted in the 2010 spring semester and the course was officially offered in Fall 2010 as a one-credit elective. Seventy-two of the 114 eligible transfer students took the course delivering a 60.5 percent voluntary enrollment. In Fall 2011, 91 students enrolled in the course.