Stanislaus State has received a $186,000 grant from the College Futures Foundation to assist the University’s efforts to improve support for transfer students and streamline transfer pathways by redesigning the Warriors on the Way (WOW) program.
“I am delighted to have this planning grant from the College Futures Foundation,” said Gitanjali Kaul, Stanislaus State’s vice president for strategic planning, enrollment management and innovation. “The award will reenergize the work of Stan State and its partner community colleges in making sure that all students looking for a four-year degree have what they need to reach their goal.”
During the next six months, the University will develop an implementation plan to align and promote Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Pathways with its three largest feeder community colleges — Modesto Junior College, Merced College and San Joaquin Delta College. These pathways will assist students in making a successful transition to Stan State and devise a clear path to completing a four-year degree.
“In the next few months, we will work to significantly enhance our outreach to students who are looking to transfer,” Kaul said. “Any student at a partnering college who declares an intent to transfer to Stan State will have the University’s support while they are working toward their associate degree.”
The partnership will strengthen collaboration among the institutions by aligning leaders, resources and decision-making. Similar to the MOU between San Joaquin Delta College and the Stan State Stockton Center, the partnership will focus on pathways for students with an intended major in business administration, psychology or liberal studies, as nearly half of Stan State transfer students declare a major in these programs. The University will reevaluate the available programs as student needs change.
The College Futures Foundation awards grants to organizations that share their commitment to advance the following outcomes: successful transitions for students; aligned institutions and improved policy and practice.