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College Student Retention

Author : Alan Seidman
ISBN : 9781442212534
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

Rethinking College Student Retention

Author : John M. Braxton
ISBN : 9781118415665
Genre : Education
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Drawing on studies funded by the Lumina Foundation, the nation'slargest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans'success in higher education, the authors revise current theories ofcollege student departure, including Tinto's, making the importantdistinction between residential and commuter colleges anduniversities, and thereby taking into account the role of theexternal environment and the characteristics of social communitiesin student departure and retention. A unique feature of theauthors' approach is that they also consider the role that thevarious characteristics of different states play in degreecompletion and first-year persistence. First-year college student retention and degree completion is amulti-layered, multi-dimensional problem, and the book'srecommendations for state- and institutional-level policy andpractice will help policy-makers and planners at all levels as wellas anyone concerned with institutional retention rates—andhelping students reach their maximum potential forsuccess—understand the complexities of the issue and developpolicies and initiatives to increase student persistence.
Category: Education

Minority Student Retention

Author : Alan Seidman
ISBN : 0415784603
Genre : College attendance
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Student retention continues to be a vexing problem for all colleges and universities. In spite of the money spent on creating programs and services to help retain students until they achieve their academic and personal goals, and graduate, the figures have not improved over time. This is particularly true for minority students, who have a greater attrition rate than majority students. Demographic information shows that the minority population in the United States is growing at a faster rate than the majority. It is imperative that educational institutions find ways to help improve retention rates for all students but particularly minority students. Retention rates should not differ appreciably among different racial/ethnic groups."The Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice" is the only scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted solely to college student retention. It has published many articles on minority student retention, and this topic continues to garner much attention. This book is a compilation of the very best of these articles, selected on the basis of reviews by a cadre of experts in the education field. The articles discuss African American, Latino/Latina, Asian and Asian Pacific, Native American, and biracial students, and institutional commitments to retaining a diverse student population. For those interested in this vital area, the collection will teach and inspire them to achieve greater heights and pay additional attention to retaining minority students in our colleges and universities.
Category: College attendance

Nursing Student Retention

Author : Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN
ISBN : 9780826109507
Genre : Medical
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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
Category: Medical

Examining Student Retention And Engagement Strategies At Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Author : Hinton, Samuel L.
ISBN : 9781522570226
Genre : Education
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As higher educational learning enters a new age, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are seeking innovative ways to establish strategies to compete with other academic institutions. As establishments that have played a pivotal role in transforming the landscape of higher education, HBCUs are facing rapid transformation and various obstacles leading to questions regarding to the cost, quality, and sustainability of these institutions. Examining Student Retention and Engagement Strategies at Historically Black Colleges and Universities is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the role of HBCUs in today’s higher education and the various research methods addressing student retention rates, success levels, and engagement. While highlighting topics such as enrollment management, student engagement, and online learning, this publication explores successful engagement strategies that promote educational quality and equality, as well as the methods of social integration and involvement for students. This book is ideally designed for researchers, academicians, scholars, educational administrators, policymakers, graduate students, and curriculum designers.
Category: Education

Trends In College Student Retention

Author : Alexis Leigh Neumann
ISBN : OCLC:787857001
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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.
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College Student Retention On A Racially Diverse Campus A Theoretically Guided Reality Check

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ISBN : OCLC:1051964213
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Theoretically grounded in Tinto’s model of retention and Braxton and colleagues’ revisions , this study is designed to examine the applicability of the integration model to students of different racial backgrounds. Results from a sample of full-time undergraduate students at a research-extensive university suggest that (a) academic and social integrations function differently to the persistence of Black and White students, (b) financial pressure was the most consistent impediment to college retention for all students, and (c) institutional control over academic quality is critical to student retention. In addition, results show that students of different racial backgrounds do not differ significantly in their reported intention to drop out. Implications for policy and planning are discussed.
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Institutional Factors And Students Retention

Author : Rafael Alverio
ISBN : 9781440199455
Genre : Education
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This research was conducted with the intent of analyzing the factors that determine the desertion of students at a school or university. In order to simplify the study, students that were enrolled in the Airway Science Program that decided to abandon their studies were utilized. I could also demonstrate the importance that the educational goals have in the students and how they could be affected by the institutional factors. It is the preconception of knowing if the students that decided to abandon the program, did it to meet their academic goals or due to some institutional factor or variable that motivated the abandonment. The decision of abandoning a university or school affects the student and the institution itself. A student that decides to abandon school demonstrates that the quality of the education received does not conform with its expectations. The effectiveness of any educational institution is related to student involvement in learning. Every institution should accomplish student satisfaction with the services it offers.
Category: Education

College Student Retention

Author : Jules Tetreault
ISBN : OCLC:861354624
Genre : College attendance
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