ASU Transfer Times July 2022
Attend a prospective partner webinar to learn about MyPath2ASU + partnership!
Patrick Emmons is our newest program manager in Academic Alliances . He's here to help facilitate academic alignment partnerships and share our technology tools that create seamless transfer pathways to over 400+ degrees for your students via MyPath2ASU.
Registration is open for webinars in July and August 2022! If you or your institution's representatives have not already done so, we encourage you to register for a webinar session to learn more about our community college partnerships and all that we have to offer.
Transfer Week: Save the date and call for proposals!
We are excited to announce that we are hosting Building Innovative Connections for Transfer Education, a week of virtual events for National Transfer Week, October 17–21, 2022. The schedule of events and registration information is forthcoming, and we are now accepting session proposals from ASU’s transfer partners through August 25, 2022.
Session selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Relevance to the event theme — Building Innovative Connections for Transfer Education
- Content supports transfer students and those who serve them
- Clarity of proposal
- Reflects current trending topics and best practices
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
ASU and your institution's transfer partnership successes; best practices to support successful transfer with programs such as MyPath2ASU™, innovative ideas and solutions to address transfer issues; transfer data and metrics; technical tools; creative solutions for pandemic related challenges; and social and academic support for transfer students.
Sessions will be 50 minutes long, including time for Q&A. Session times and dates (within the week of October 17–21) will be determined following the selection process.
We look forward to this collaborative event, which will be available to higher education professionals across the nation. We encourage you to join us to share your best transfer practices and innovations as presenters.
Welcome to Academic Alliances - Walter Sims!
Walter Sims is an ASU alumni, graduating from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering here in Tempe. Prior to ASU, he worked with Dell in Round Rock, Texas as a systems business analyst and with Iridium Satellites as an application support specialist.
After relocating back to Arizona, Walter found deep interests in horology, holography, isometric and topological geometry. Walter spends his free time drawing sacred geometry, honing his at-home kitchen skills, practicing mindfulness through dance, and investing in his personal health alongside his fitness pals.
As a Business Intelligence Analyst, Walter will help transform data into insight to enable data-informed decision making as a dashboard builder and analytics navigator. Walter is beyond thrilled to join the Academic Alliances team at ASU and is looking forward to playing a role in the development of high impact data visualizations of over 28,000 active pathway learners.
Eastern Arizona College transfer student shares encouraging words for nontraditional students
Returning to school at the age of 46, nontraditional transfer student Shari Burnett encourages anyone who is interested in continuing their academic journey to find the courage and “go for it.”
First returning to school to complete her associate of arts degree in 2020 at Eastern Arizona College, Burnett continued pursuing her bachelor's degree at Eastern Arizona College through Arizona State University’s ASU at The Gila Valley’s off-site location.
Studying organizational leadership in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Burnett relays her initial feelings of trepidation and fear, which turned into an absolutely positive and enjoyable experience.
“Let me tell you, I was scared to death to go back to school! In fact, I was terrified that I couldn't learn anymore and that I would fail. But it has turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life,” she said.
Read more to hear Burnett share some advice that made her transition to ASU easier, and offers advice as a recent graduate with her bachelor’s degree.
College spotlight: College of Health Solutions
ounded in 2012, the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University is the only health college of its kind — which is what you would expect from the most innovative university in the nation. Here, health is considered across disciplines, as tomorrow’s leaders in health address the challenges facing people and communities to stay healthy, improve their health and manage chronic disease.
Transfer students benefit from the flexibility of health degrees available on ASU’s four Phoenix area campuses and online. Students can move with ease from community colleges to the university with ASU’s MyPath2ASU transfer experience . The program enables students to finish many of the prerequisites required for their bachelor's degree as they pursue their associate degree, all while providing a smoother transition from community college to the university.
The College of Health Solutions offers transfer students:
- A breadth of degree options across many aspects of health.
- Early participation in research projects with community impact.
- Practical learning opportunities through internships and capstone projects.
- A friendly learning environment with supportive faculty and staff.
Our college helps students make an impact on people and communities now — no waiting necessary. Our Translational Teams allow students to get involved in research that addresses major health problems. The ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic serves patients with communication needs as it trains students who aim to become audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants. Numerous health-focused student organizations and clubs allow students to discover the wide variety of health careers available to them, while giving them opportunities for meaningful volunteer work and fun with fellow students.
Admitted transfer student resources
Now that your students have successfully signed up for MyPath2ASU as part of their transfer journey, they’ll need to be aware of the next steps once they have been admitted to the university. Admission Services has all of this information to help students transition to ASU on their resource webpage ! Admitted students can even download their very own fall 2022 resource packet, including a checklist of to-do items to prepare for the fall semester, in addition to valuable resources, My ASU information, financial aid and scholarship services, and more.
ASU admission specialists can further answer any questions and help guide students through each step of the enrollment process, to help ensure their first semester is a success. We invite your students to get to know their admission specialist as they begin their countdown to ASU!
For more information, visit academicalliances.asu.edu.