Supporting the New Student Experience through Intentional Transition Collaborations

with Brett Bruner, Kimberlie Moock

About This Course

In 2014, Salomonson & Ward-Roof identified that the transition to college is not accomplished by a single event – orientation is not a “one-and-done” enterprise. Instead, institutions must strategically integrate orientation and transition experiences to increase student persistence. This session will discuss the movement of “transition” within the orientation, transition & retention field while articulating the role of cross-campus collaborations leading to student success.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this live briefing, participants will be able to: 

  • define “transition” using the 2012 definition provided by NODA: The Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education; 
  • articulate the benefits of intentional transitional programs on their campuses; and 
  • identify 1 new campus partner or 1 existing campus partner with whom to better collaborate to design an intentional high-impact transition experience.

Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on

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  • This session is recorded. By clicking into, "Contents," you will find the session recording, resources, and PowerPoint slides. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

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