Transfer Symposium

IU Transfer Symposium

Monday, February 17, 2020

The IUPUI Office of Transfer Student Services and the Indiana University Transfer Office are hosting the 2020 IU Transfer Symposium. The symposium will bring together all IU campuses to discuss transfer students within the IU system. This gathering is an exciting opportunity for staff and faculty to participate in an all-day event dedicated to discussing transfer policies, best practices, and identification of barriers, as well as hearing about transfer students' lived experiences.

Concurrent sessions

Submit a proposal for a session at this year's symposium. Proposals are currently being accepted for the following tracks:


Sessions in this track are for presentations of quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method studies on first-year students' transition, learning, development, performance, retention, and other relevant issues. 

Assessed institutional initiatives

Sessions in these tracks are for presentations addressing and highlighting specific programs or initiatives that have been instituted, assessed, and demonstrated success on a particular campus.

Trends and issues

Sessions in this track are for presentations addressing emerging trends, current issues, and broad concepts. Examples include college completion, characteristics, needs of special student populations, campus civility, global citizenship, teaching, and learning.

Facilitated dialogue

Sessions in this track are designed to promote an open dialogue around a significant issue or theme. Rather than making formal presentations, session facilitators will encourage and maintain substantive dialogue. Facilitated dialogue should not emphasize any one program or institutional initiative, but rather give all session attendees an opportunity to share ideas and learn from one another’s perspectives. 

Proposal submission requirements

You will need the following to complete a proposal:

  • Title of presentation
  • Presenter information and biography (75-word limit)
  • Concurrent session abstract (100-word limit)
  • Concurrent session detailed summary (400-word limit)
  • Learning objectives and applicability for practice (200-word limit)

Submit a proposal

The proposal deadline is Friday, December 20, 2019.


Registration is now closed.

Event details

Monday, February 17, 2020
IUPUI Campus Center
420 University Blvd.
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.