Exploring the Organizational Value of Integrated Transition Programs for Underrepresented College Students

Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice / May 2020

Emerging evidence demonstrates that integrated programs, which combine academic and socioemotional supports and bridge boundaries between academic and student affairs, can improve college success rates for low-income, first-generation college students. This article explores the organizational value of integrated transition programs across several institutions, describing how such programs improve relationships among faculty and staff, streamline processes, promote learning and collaboration, and ultimately create a unified community of support for students, faculty, and staff.