Writing Assignment #3

Another limitation to the program is that the program

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Unformatted text preview: Transfer Leaders. Holly talks about transfer- only events that give the transfer leaders an opportunity to get to know each other. Category 4: The fourth category that was a reoccurring theme in my research was the challenges of Transfer Leaders throughout their time leading. The first three categories involve an investigation on the nature of transfers and the functions of the OAT office. However, this fourth category is a crucial because my data demonstrates an examination of the Team Transfer Program from the perspective of transfer students, specifically, through feelings of marginalization, and through experiencing limitations in the program. In all the three interviews, every single person compared the Team Transfer Program and compared it to the Alpha Program. Basically, the data shows that Transfer Leaders feel marginalized because through their experience, they noticed that APU emphasized primarily on transition of freshmen students and those who would lead the freshmen students (Alpha Leaders). All interviewees recognized that during Orientation training, there was an emphasis on Alpha Leaders, and how they would not mention Transfer Leaders. In Joey’s experience during the training seminars, he talked about the speakers who would only reference Alpha Leaders. He said, “Other speakers, like respected Alpha Coordinator’s talking and people they would bring in, they though they were speaking to Alpha Leaders, and they were, but there were Transfer Leaders in the back.” When asking Abraham about Transfer Groups, he shared “Transfer group is often a group forgotten about on campus, and it’s really something we’re working on raising awareness.” Upon discussing the experiences of marginalization, they also shared the limitations of...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2014 for the course SOCL 471 taught by Professor Norihenk during the Fall '13 term at Azusa Pacific.

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