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Commuter NET program receives national recognition
DENTON – Texas Woman’s University received the
Commuter Student and Adult Learners’ Outstanding Collaboration
Award during the American College Personnel Association’s
(ACPA) national convention.
Commuter Services Department and the TWU Department of Housing
were recognized for the innovative Commuter Neighbors Educated
Together (NET) program, which offers commuter students the
opportunity to develop an academic peer support group during
their first year at the university. TWU Commuter NET students
take three classes together and take part in campus activities
during their first semester at TWU.
83 percent of students on the Denton campus are commuter students.
Commuter students who also are first time in college students
have one of the highest drop-out rates after their first semester,”
said Amy O’Keefe, director for TWU Commuter Services.
“The Commuter NET program was implemented in fall 2007
as a counterpart to the Living Learning Community program
in our residence halls, and we have already seen an increase
in retention rates for commuter students in the program.”
NET students are able to establish a network of friends and
develop a sense of community spirit,” Ms. O’Keefe
continued. “The average GPA of the Commuter NET students
also is higher than those not enrolled in the program.”
Commuter NET program is a collaboration with TWU’s Department
of Housing, the Academic Advising Center, the College of Arts
and Sciences and Commuter Services. Several other TWU departments,
including the Registrar’s Office, University Scheduling
and various academic departments, also are involved in the
more information about TWU’s Commuter Services and the
Commuter NET program, please visit www.twu.edu/o-sl/studentcenter/commuter/.
The ACPA is the leading comprehensive student affairs association
that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime
of learning and discovery. For more information, visit www.myacpa.org.
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