Transition & Engagement programs provide a collaborative collection of programs and services that assist students in the transitions inherent to college and academic life and provide opportunities to help students engage in the academic community and navigate successfully to graduation. Our programs and services create a successful experience for students during each of the major college transition periods at Texas Tech University, including admission to enrollment, first year experience, major selection, moving off campus, sophomore year experience, and capstone/senior experiences.
Goals of Transition & Engagement include the following:
- Incoming students will successfully complete the transition from admission to enrollment and confirm their decision to attend Texas Tech University.
- New students will increase their understanding and knowledge of resources on-campus to help them manage their transition.
- Current students will develop successful patterns academically and socially to manage some of the transitional issues they may encounter on the path to graduation.
We believe in a team approach to delivering our programs and services. Because we work as a team, we feel supported and have more resources at our disposal. Our "titles" do not direct our roles when it comes to delivering programs and services to our students. We are in this together!
We believe in building relationships across departments and divisions. We commit to working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators who offer their expertise to our staff and the students whom we serve. This level of collaboration requires support for one another, a willingness to do whatever it takes, and hearty celebration of successes.
We value serving the needs of our students in the highly consumer orientated environment of the college search process. Excellent customer service is our top priority. We strive to create a satisfying experience for our "customers." We believe it is the responsibility of every staff member to present a positive image of the university at all times. The student comes first, and how we treat people is more important than anything else.
We commit to being innovative. When opportunities or challenges arise, we believe solutions exist, take risks to find answers, think "outside the box," are willing to fail, persevere to the end and remain optimistic.
We commit to creating and adhering to high standards of excellence. We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable about all aspects of campus. We want students confident in their choice to attend Texas Tech University; we want students to be confident in us and our ability to serve them.
University Strategic Priorities & Aligned Goals
The mission and strategic goals of Transition & Engagement directly align with the University Strategic Plan, particularly Priority 1 to "increase enrollment and promote student success." Through our department's three strategic goals, our programs holistically address and enhance the academic, social, professional, and personal success of incoming, new and current Texas Tech students in transition within the university community. At the heart of our mission & goals, Transition & Engagement focuses on the full student life cycle, from the point of admission through the completion of our students' educational goals, and every point in between. Our main objective is to support the university's Strategic Priority 1and improve the student experience and success of our students.