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									The Blinn Transfer Enrollment to A&M (TEAM) Program




  Kriss H. Boyd, Ph.D.      Michael J. Yeater, M.S.T.    Russ T. Graves, Ph.D.
    Executive Director    Director, Academic Advising &    Director of Programs
                                Counseling Center       General Academic Programs
General Academic Programs
                                   Blinn College          Texas A&M University
  Texas A&M University
                  Overview


•   Background
•   Basics
•   Benefits
•   Breakdown
•   Lessons Learned



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Background




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      Background


•Factors that facilitated TEAM
   •A&M operating at maximum capacity
   • Increasing number of applicants
       • Corresponding increase in denial of
         qualified applicants
   • Large number of Blinn transfers
   • History of close collaboration

•TEAM partnership signed June ’01
•Partnership renewed June ’06

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                          Basics


• 2-year program
• Requirements for automatic A&M admission:
   – 45 Blinn credit hours
   – 15 A&M credit hours
   – 3.0 GPR at each school
• Students co-enroll in 1 or 2 A&M courses & the rest at Blinn.
• Students may compete for early transfer admission
• Students who do not gain full admission via TEAM or
  transfer processes become eligible for readmission as A&M
  former students.

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3 Methods of
  Admission
  from TEAM:
•   Transfer
•   Complete TEAM
    - 45 Blinn hrs / 3.0 GPA
    - 15 A&M hrs / 3.0 GPA

3. Readmission


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                            Basics

• TEAM students meet all freshman admission requirements
   – Selected from the pool of qualified regular applicants

• How the Freshman Admission Process Works:
   – Top 10% applicants automatically offered admission
   – Other qualified applicants reviewed
   – Admission offers extended to > 12,000
   – The most qualified [2,000] applicants remaining placed on the
     Wait List, and/or considered for Blinn TEAM
   – After confirmations received, some Wait List applicants may be
     fully admitted (based on the freshman class target size)
   – Approx. 1,000 of those remaining on Wait List offered TEAM
   – 600+ applicants expected to accept TEAM offer

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     Benefits (to students)
-Four-year university experience
-Advising at both schools
-Use of facilities at both schools
-Financial Aid eligibility
-A&M dorm residence
-A&M sporting events
-Blinn tuition savings
-Blinn smaller class sizes
-Blinn Associate Degree
-Student activities at both schools
  --Fish Camp, Corps, etc.

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                          Benefits (costs)


    TEAM Student (15 hrs)           A&M Student (15 hrs)
       Blinn (10 hrs)                  Tuition   $ 2,648
            Tuition $680
                                       Fees       1,157*
            Fees      300
       TAMU (5 hrs)
            Tuition   883
            Fees      701*

       TOTAL          $ 2,564       TOTAL        $3,805


      TEAM Students may save > $1,200 per semester
*Fees represent minimum estimate                 Fall 2010   M
            Benefits (to A&M)


• Admission of quality students who would have
  otherwise been denied
• Increased lower division enrollment without
  decreasing upper division capacity and resources
• Places A&M in a leadership role in seeking
  creative ways of admitting transfer students—
  TEAM is a unique program in Texas
   – State Legislature Interested
   – Queries from universities outside Texas



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                 Benefits (to Blinn)

– Collaborative partnership with a major university
   • Unique status among State community colleges
– Admission of academically prepared students
   • Improves classroom learning environment
   • Contributes to Blinn having the highest transfer rate to four-
     year schools
– Increased enrollment




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Breakdown




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Breakdown




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Breakdown




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                      Breakdown

• TEAM is in its 10th year
• Three-fourths of students matriculate to A&M
  • State transfer rate – 32%
  • Blinn transfer rate – 52%
• 1,225 have graduated from A&M to date
    - 65% graduation rate
    - 125 with Latin Honors; 10% of graduates
• Twice nominated for the THECB Star Award
• 750 TEAM freshmen projected for Fall 2011
  – Will bring total participants since 2001 to 5,000
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              Examples of TEAM Student
              Leadership & Involvement

•   Corps of Cadets
•   Aggie Band
•   Ross Volunteers
•   Student Government
•   Fish Camp Counselors
•   Yell Leader
•   Fraternity President
•   ASSIST Mentors
•   Blinn Ambassadors
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                     Lessons Learned

• Need for a partnership must exist.
• Support and commitment of governance
  boards and administration is critical.
  •   Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  •   Texas A&M University System Board of Regents
  •   Blinn College Board of Trustees
  •   Presidents, chief academic officers, chief student affairs
      officers, deans, department heads
• Designate a leader from each institution.
• Establish guidelines to facilitate
  communication among partners.                                    K
             Lessons Learned
• Identify critical issues early:
     •   Admissions
     •   Faculty resistance
     •   Co-enrollment issues (financial aid)
     •   Technology interfaces
• Implementation Committee
     •   Admissions Subcommittee
     •   Academic Affairs Subcommittee
     •   Student Affairs Subcommittee
     •   Financial Aid Subcommittee
• Oversight and Coordination Committee
  initially responsible for periodic evaluation
     •   This can be subsequently delegated
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              Blinn TEAM Program
                     QUESTIONS?

  Kriss H. Boyd, Ph.D.      Michael J. Yeater, M.S.T.    Russ T. Graves, Ph.D.
    Executive Director    Director, Academic Advising &    Director of Programs
                                Counseling Center       General Academic Programs
General Academic Programs
                                   Blinn College          Texas A&M University
  Texas A&M University

								
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