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College Student Retention

College Student Retention Author Alan Seidman
ISBN-10 9781442212534
Release 2012-02-16
Pages 312
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Although access to higher education is virtually universally available, college student retention stills remains a vexing and puzzling problem for educators and legislators. In College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success, second edition, Alan Seidman deals with this problematic issue by examining a number of areas critical to the retention of students, including the history, the theories and concepts, models, and a standardized definition of the term. Seidman and his contributors also lay out the financial implications and trends of retention in one of their updated chapters. Completely new to this edition are three chapters that examine several recent issues: the current theories of retention, retention of online students, and retention in community colleges. Tying all of these components together, Seidman then presents his formula and highly successful model for student success that colleges can implement to effect change in retaining students and helping them to complete their academic and personal goals.



Rethinking College Student Retention

Rethinking College Student Retention Author John M. Braxton
ISBN-10 9781118415665
Release 2013-10-21
Pages 320
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Drawing on studies funded by the Lumina Foundation, the nation's largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans' success in higher education, the authors revise current theories of college student departure, including Tinto's, making the important distinction between residential and commuter colleges and universities, and thereby taking into account the role of the external environment and the characteristics of social communities in student departure and retention. A unique feature of the authors' approach is that they also consider the role that the various characteristics of different states play in degree completion and first-year persistence. First-year college student retention and degree completion is a multi-layered, multi-dimensional problem, and the book's recommendations for state- and institutional-level policy and practice will help policy-makers and planners at all levels as well as anyone concerned with institutional retention rates—and helping students reach their maximum potential for success—understand the complexities of the issue and develop policies and initiatives to increase student persistence.



Minority Student Retention

Minority Student Retention Author Alan Seidman
ISBN-10 0895033313
Release 2007
Pages 312
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A journal devoted to college student retention. It includes articles which discuss African American, Latino/Latina, Asian and Asian Pacific, Native American, and biracial students, and institutional commitments to retaining a diverse student population.



Increasing Persistence

Increasing Persistence Author Wesley R. Habley
ISBN-10 9780470888438
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 475
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Increasing Persistence "Of all the books addressing the puzzle of student success and persistence, I found this one to be the most helpful and believe it will be extremely useful to faculty and staff attempting to promote student success. The authors solidly ground their work in empirical research, and do a brilliant job providing both an overview of the relevant literature as well as research-based recommendations for intervention." —Gail Hackett, Ph.D., provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs; professor, counseling and educational psychology, University of Missouri, Kansas City Research indicates that approximately forty percent of all college students never earn a degree anywhere, any time in their lives. This fact has not changed since the middle of the 20th century. Written for practitioners and those who lead retention and persistence initiatives at both the institutional and public policy levels, Increasing Persistence offers a compendium on college student persistence that integrates concept, theory, and research with successful practice. It is anchored by the ACT's What Works in Student Retention (WWISR) survey of 1,100 colleges and universities, an important resource that contains insights on the causes of attrition and identifies retention interventions that are most likely to enhance student persistence. The authors focus on three essential conditions for student success: students must learn; students must be motivated, committed, engaged, and self-regulating; and students must connect with educational programs consistent with their interests and abilities. The authors offer a detailed discussion of the four interventions that research shows are the most effective for helping students persist and succeed: assessment and course placement, developmental education initiatives, academic advising, and student transition programming. Finally, they urge broadening the current retention construct, providing guidance to policy makers, campus leaders, and individuals on the contributions they can make to student success.



Trends in College Student Retention

Trends in College Student Retention Author Alexis Leigh Neumann
ISBN-10 OCLC:787857001
Release 2010
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College student retention has been studied in depth at both 4-year and 2-year institutions, but not at technical colleges. Institutions of higher education continue to struggle with early identification and intervention strategies to aid in student retention. Technical Colleges are not an exception to this challenge. To aid in the early identification of at-risk students and practical application of possible intervention techniques, the present study uses latent class analysis to identify student profiles through the use of College Student Inventory composite scores. The classes were then compared to retention status one year following the first semester of enrollment. Results support a thirteen class model that relates significantly to retention overall but limitations of the study limited detailed analysis of class specific characteristics related to retention. The ability to identify, and target, homogeneous groups of students will enable practitioners focused on college student success to target intervention strategies according to the characteristics of a single class, or profile, of students. This ability will make retention efforts more effective and efficient, thus more likely to be implemented at institutions of higher education.



Nursing Student Retention

Nursing Student Retention Author Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN
ISBN-10 9780826109507
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 376
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This is the only book to offer an evidence-based model for retaining students and ensuring success across the nursing education spectrum. It is designed to assist faculty in creating, implementing, and evaluating student retention and academic success strategies. This model, Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success (NURS), can be used effectively with all kinds of nursing programs, both traditional and nontraditional, including diploma, ADN, RN-BS, and accelerated BS. The book features the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit, an easy-to-use digital toolkit for assessment and planning that is thoroughly cross-referenced and integrated into the text. Together, these complementary resources offer a wide selection of educational activities and support strategies for diverse learners and settings. The text provides guidelines for maximizing educational strengths, identifying and assessing at-risk students, facilitating student retention, and revitalizing teaching methods. It examines the multidimensional factors that must be considered, including cultural values and beliefs, and describes proven strategies for promoting retention and academic success such as faculty advisement, promoting professional events and membership, peer partnerships, and enrichment programs. Nursing Student Retention, with its breadth of information and one-of-a-kind digital toolkit, will be of great value to nurse educators, administrators, and graduate students. This new edition features: An easy-to-use format that includes the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit,a digital adjunct containing assessment tools, and templates for designing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies Chapters updated to provide a wealth of new information and evidence-based strategies Real-life scenarios featuring diverse learners and settings Vignettes to synthesize and demonstrate application of learning



Improving Student Retention in Higher Education

Improving Student Retention in Higher Education Author Glenda Crosling
ISBN-10 9781134149766
Release 2008-11-19
Pages 208
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Improving Student Retention in Higher Education provides a practical, curriculum-based response to the current situation in higher education, where participating students emanate from a range of backgrounds; international and lower socioeconomic backgrounds, mature aged students, students with disabilities as well as those for whom higher education is the first family experience. Underpinned by research indicating that students are more likely to continue with higher education if they are engaged in their studies and have developed networks and relationships with their fellow students, this book presents best practice examples of innovative and inclusive curriculum, from a range of countries.



Reworking the Student Departure Puzzle

Reworking the Student Departure Puzzle Author John M. Braxton
ISBN-10 0826513085
Release 2000
Pages 288
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More than a quarter of the students who enter four-year institutions and half of those who enter two-year schools depart at the end of their first year. This phenomenon is known as the "departure puzzle," and for years, the most important body of work on student retention has come from sociologist Vincent Tinto. The contributors, including Tinto himself, offer a variety of both theoretical and methodological perspectives to the Student Departure Puzzle.



Completing College

Completing College Author Vincent Tinto
ISBN-10 9780226804521
Release 2012-04-15
Pages 228
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Even as the number of students attending college has more than doubled in the past forty years, it is still the case that nearly half of all college students in the United States will not complete their degree within six years. It is clear that much remains to be done toward improving student success. For more than twenty years, Vincent Tinto’s pathbreaking book Leaving College has been recognized as the definitive resource on student retention in higher education. Now, with Completing College, Tinto offers administrators a coherent framework with which to develop and implement programs to promote completion. Deftly distilling an enormous amount of research, Tinto identifies the essential conditions enabling students to succeed and continue on within institutions. Especially during the early years, he shows that students thrive in settings that pair high expectations for success with structured academic, social, and financial support, provide frequent feedback and assessments of their performance, and promote their active involvement with other students and faculty. And while these conditions may be worked on and met at different institutional levels, Tinto points to the classroom as the center of student education and life, and therefore the primary target for institutional action. Improving retention rates continues to be among the most widely studied fields in higher education, and Completing College carefully synthesizes the latest research and, most importantly, translates it into practical steps that administrators can take to enhance student success.



College Student Retention

College Student Retention Author Jules Tetreault
ISBN-10 OCLC:861354624
Release 2013
Pages 344
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Undergraduate student retention in higher education

Undergraduate student retention in higher education Author Robert Joseph Turek
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029182923
Release 1992
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Course Completion

Course Completion Author Bruce Porter
ISBN-10 1976300479
Release 2017-09-10
Pages 158
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Every day, the administration asks instructors to do the seemingly impossible. They tell us to increase retention. "We're losing too many students. Admissions bring them in the front door, and you let them out the back door." No one trains us on a plan for how we will accomplish this Herculean feet. The admissions department blames faculty. Faculty blames admissions. Everyone blames students. The quest for retention is too gigantic for individuals to grasp. Responsibility diffuses and permeates through all departments. This text focuses on what instructors can do in their own world of academia to help increase student retention.



Student Retention at the Community College Meeting Students Needs

Student Retention at the Community College  Meeting Students  Needs Author Jill Jacobs-Biden
ISBN-10 1109860420
Release 2007
Pages 136
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This Executive Position Paper (EPP) studies student retention in the community college and Delaware Technical & Community College in particular. The paper focuses on four areas of students' needs: academic, psychological, social, and physical. An overview of the paper is given, and an introduction to Delaware Technical & Community College is presented. First, the nature of the pre-tech (developmental) population is discussed. Then, a literature review offers current research by experts in the field. In addition, the results from pre-tech students, faculty, and advisor surveys and interviews are analyzed. Statistical information underscores the problem of retaining students, and personal accounts from students provide insight as to why students drop out. Overall, problem areas are identified, and recommendations and solutions are offered and encouraged.



Teaching Unprepared Students

Teaching Unprepared Students Author Kathleen F. Gabriel
ISBN-10 9781620367957
Release 2017-08-21
Pages 160
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As societal expectations about attending college have grown, professors report increasing numbers of students who are unprepared for the rigors of postsecondary education—not just more students with learning disabilities (whose numbers have more than tripled), but students (with and without special admission status) who are academically at-risk because of inadequate reading, writing and study skills. This book provides professors and their graduate teaching assistants—those at the front line of interactions with students—with techniques and approaches they can use in class to help at-risk students raise their skills so that they can successfully complete their studies. The author shares proven practices that will not only engage all students in a class, but also create the conditions—while maintaining high standards and high expectations—to enable at-risk and under-prepared students to develop academically and graduate with good grades. The author also explains how to work effectively with academic support units on campus. Within the framework of identifying those students who need help, establishing a rapport with them, adopting inclusive teaching strategies, and offering appropriate guidance, the book presents the theory teachers will need, and effective classroom strategies. The author covers teaching philosophy and goals; issues of discipline and behavior; motivation and making expectations explicit; classroom climate and learning styles; developing time management and study skills; as well as the application of “universal design” strategies. The ideas presented here—that the author has successfully employed over many years—can be easily integrated into any class.



Closing the Opportunity Gap

Closing the Opportunity Gap Author Vijay Pendakur
ISBN-10 9781620363140
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 188
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This book offers a novel and proven approach to the retention and success of underrepresented students. It advocates a strategic approach through which an institution sets clear goals and metrics and integrates the identity support work of cultural / diversity centers with skill building through cohort activities, enabling students to successfully navigate college, graduate on time and transition to the world of work. Underlying the process is an intersectional and identity-conscious, rather than identity-centered, framework that addresses the complexity of students’ assets and needs as they encounter the unfamiliar terrain of college. In the current landscape of higher education, colleges and universities normally divide their efforts between departments and programs that explicitly work on developing students’ identities and separate departments or programs that work on retaining and graduating higher-risk students. This book contends that the gap between cultural/diversity centers and institutional retention efforts is both a missed opportunity and one that perpetuates the opportunity gap between students of color and low-income students and their peers. Identity-consciousness, the central framework of this book, differs from an identity-centric approach where the identity itself is the focus of the intervention. For example, a Latino men’s program can be developed as an identity-centered initiative if the outcomes of the program are all tied to a deeper or more complex understanding of one’s Latino-ness and/or masculinity. Alternately, this same program can be an identity-conscious student success program if it is designed from the ground up with the students’ racial and gender identities in mind, but the intended outcomes are tied to student success, such as term-to-term credit completion, yearly persistence, engagement in high-impact practices, or timely graduation. Following the introductory chapter focused on framing how we understand risk and success in the academy, the remaining chapters present programmatic interventions that have been tested and found effective for students of color, working class college students, and first-generation students. Each chapter opens with a student story to frame the problem, outlines the key research that informs the program, and offers sufficient descriptive information for staff or faculty considering implementing a similar identity-conscious intervention on their campus. The chapters conclude with a discussion of assessment, and suggested “Action Items” as starting points.



What Works in Student Retention

What Works in Student Retention Author Philip E. Beal
ISBN-10 PSU:000015029287
Release 1980
Pages 135
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College Counseling for Admissions Professionals

College Counseling for Admissions Professionals Author Nathan J. Daun-Barnett
ISBN-10 9781136276804
Release 2013-10-30
Pages 212
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College Counseling for Admissions Professionals is a much-needed resource to guide college admissions professionals in helping students navigate the college choice process. This research-based book prepares college admissions professionals to not only be marketers of their institution, but also disseminators of knowledge about the college choice process. Arguing that the most effective retention tool for an institution is to provide prospective students with the best possible information to choose the right institution, College Counseling for Admissions Professionals provides the full set of tools that every college admission professional needs today to ensure students applying to their institutions are making informed choices and will more likely achieve success while in college. Coverage Includes: The role of college access professionals—including school counselors, pre-college outreach providers, and independent consultants—and how to effectively work with these groups The shifts in financial aid at the federal, state, and institutional levels and the implications of these trends for students’ and families’ ability and willingness to pay for college The abundance of college access tools on the Internet and those that are most useful for students and families This volume empowers admissions counselors with the knowledge, insights, best practices, and resources to understand their role more broadly in order to better serve the needs of students, providing a solid foundation upon which to build their professional admissions career.