Transfer Talk Tuesday

Transfer Talk Tuesday


Transfer Talk Tuesday from the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network is a series of professional development webinars that provide information on transfer-related topics and initiatives. These talks will be 20 to 30 minutes with additional time for questions and discussion.

Spring 2022 schedule (click to read a description and access the recording if available):

January 28th: Special Transfer Talk on General Education Revisions and Transfer



February 15th: Building Ohio's Workforce through Stackable Credentials

Connect with Dr. Lindsay Daugherty from Rand Corporation to learn about Stackable Credentials in Ohio. The state of Ohio and its postsecondary institutions have invested in building stackable credential pipelines through policy and initiatives that facilitated transfer and supported institutions as they aligned programs and credentials. Early legislation called for stackable programs across Ohio Technical Centers, community colleges, and universities. But little was known about the stackable programs being offered and the progress of Ohio students as they earn multiple credentials. Dr. Daugherty will discuss some of the early evidence on who stacked credentials, the types of credentials stacked, and the earnings outcomes for those who stacked credentials. The findings also include program-level data on stackable features of Ohio’s certificate programs. The evidence is promising, but also suggests areas where institutions and the state can continue to scale stackable credential opportunities.



Research Brief: Building Ohio's Workforce Through Stackable Credentials | RAND

Toolkit: Making Improvements to Stackable Credential Pipelines: A Toolkit on Using Data to Drive Improvement in Ohio Postsecondary Institutions | RAND

March 15th: Articulation and Transfer Research

Come hear about research that is being conducted on the state of transfer in Ohio. The OATN’s Senior Research Analyst, Chris Steinman, will present his findings on the movements of transfer students.

April 19th: Ohio Open Ed Collaborative

Connect with Garratt Weber from the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) to learn about the Open Ed Collaborative in Ohio. Ms. Weber will provide background on the Ohio Department of Higher Education Innovation Grant tied to 23 Open Educational Resource (OER) areas of development. An overview will be provided on the cross-institutional partnership across the state, the review process of OER course development, as well as the proposed impact aligned to the creation of OERs in the state. Project status updates and available resources will be shared with statewide constituents.


Fall 2021 schedule:

September 21st: Indiana Transfer Initiatives

The OATN will be joined by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for a discussion about some of Indiana’s transfer initiatives, including their statewide general education program and associate-to-bachelor’s pathways. We will discuss similarities and differences between Ohio and Indiana’s approaches to transfer as well as differences in each state’s higher education landscape and legislation.


October 19th: Transfer-Friendly Websites

For National Transfer Student Week, we will have a panel discussion about transfer-centered websites. Discussion topics will be pulled from NISTS’s Transfer Website Strategy Guide, which has research-informed best practices for designing and maintaining a website that is helpful to transfer students and the advisors who support them.

November 16th: Introducing ITAGs

Join Nikki Wearly, Director of Career-Technical Education Transfer Initiatives, to learn about the progress of our newest transfer initiative, Industry-Recognized Credentials Transfer Assurance Guides (ITAGs).


Recordings from Spring 2021 sessions:

January 19th: 30 Years of Ohio Transfer 36

Learn about how the Ohio Transfer 36 began and its major milestones over the last 30 years.



February 16th: Mathematics Pathways

Join the Ohio Department of Education and the co-leads of Ohio Mathematics Initiative Subgroup 5 (subgroup on Secondary and Postsecondary Alignment) for an overview of mathematics pathways. This Transfer Talk Tuesday event will discuss what is happening currently in Ohio, and what we can expect to see coming soon.

Presentation Slides


March 16th: Credit When It's Due

Join us for an overview of Credit When It’s Due and how it is being successfully implemented on campuses in Ohio.



April 20th: What's Up With FAFSA?

This month we will be joined by Carlos Bing, ODHE's State Director of GEAR UP, to talk about important news and potential changes regarding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), at both the state and federal levels.




Recordings from Fall 2020 sessions:

September 15th: College COVID Strategies to Support Students

Representatives from 3 institutions will share how they adapted to provide student services, such as orientation and advising, during the pandemic.


October 20th: National Transfer Student Week Edition

Hear how various institutions will be celebrating National Transfer Student Week despite being distanced by COVID-19.


November 17th: 4 C's of CCP

Larissa Harper, Director of College Credit Plus, will do a Transfer Talk Takeover and cover everything you need to know about College Credit Plus for transfer students.



Recordings from Summer 2020 sessions:

June 9th: Back to Basics

“Back to Basics” will provide a brief overview of the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network and its initiatives. This is a great crash course for those who are new to credit transfer in Ohio or a good refresher of the basics for more seasoned transfer professionals.

Overview of Statewide Articulation & Transfer Initiatives pdf


June 23rd: Tackling Transfer Demographics

Exploring the new, interactive Transfer Demographics Profile and answering Frequently Asked Questions with regard to its naviagtion, usage, and application.



July 7th: Military Minutes

This Transfer Talk will discuss what military transfer assurance guides (MTAGs) are and how they work.  It will also discuss other mechanisms for awarding credit based on military training, experience, and coursework.  An overview of policies pertaining to military credit will also be discussed as well as any new news and updates.

July 21st: Ohio Mathematics Initiative

Would you like to learn more about the Ohio Mathematics Initiative (OMI)?  This Transfer Talk Tuesday event will discuss the history and structure of the OMI, the work that has been accomplished, and how the OMI is involved in transfer initiatives.


August 4th: Technology Bytes

"Technology Bytes" will share updates and future developments to the Articulation and Transfer Clearinghouse (ATC).  We will also share future enhancements that we are working on across all of the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network (OATN).

August 18th: 23 OGTPs, Now What? 

With 23 Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTP) in implementation, many administrators, staff, and faculty have questions about what comes next and how to manage OGTP at their institution. We will address a variety of these questions through a “choose-your-own-adventure” presentation that will ask attendees to direct the discussion based on their most pressing questions or concerns. 

PowerPoint from August 18th WebEx presentation