In his post, “Building the Higher Education Transfer Pipeline,” Dr. Brian C. Mitchell, Director of the Edvance Foundation, points to a recent study of the completion and transfer successes of Phi Theta Kappa members as a “compelling case for how colleges can help more students be successful.”
From the blog: “For community colleges trying to move the needles of transfer and completion, it may be most important to open and expand the Phi Theta Kappa chapters on their campuses.”
The study Mitchell references was conducted by Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner; AACC President and CEO Emeritus and Phi Theta Kappa Board of Directors Chair Dr. George Boggs; Chief Advancement Officer at William Carey University Dr. Monica Marlowe; and Mississippi State University Department of Educational Leadership faculty member Dr. Stephanie King. It followed 11,000 students who became Phi Theta Kappa members in 2008-09. Read the study.