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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

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.
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Nursing Student Retention

Author : Marianne R. Jeffreys
ISBN : 0826134459
Genre : Medical
File Size : 88.11 MB
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In the current nursing shortage, student retention is a priority concern for nurse educators, health care institutions, and the patients they serve. This book presents an organizing framework for understanding student retention, identifying at-risk students, and developing both diagnostic-prescriptive strategies to facilitate success and innovations in teaching and educational research. The author's conceptual model for student retention, "Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success," is interwoven throughout, along with essential information for developing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies. An entire chapter is devoted to how to set up a Student Resource Center. Most chapters conclude with "Educator-in-Action" vignettes, which help illustrate practical application of strategies discussed. Nurse educators at all levels will find this an important resource.
Category: Medical

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.
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Student Retention At The Community College Meeting Students Needs

Author : Jill Jacobs-Biden
ISBN : 1109860420
Genre : College dropouts
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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.
Category: College dropouts

Survey Of Student Retention Policies In Higher Education

Author : Primary Research Group
ISBN : 9781574400977
Genre : Education
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The Survey of Student Retention Policies in Higher Education presents data from a benchmarking study of the retention policies of 40 American colleges. Data is broken out for public and private colleges, by Carnegie class and enrollment level, to allow for easier benchmarking. This 100+ page study presents data on: spending on consulting services to aid in student retention, spending on conferences, reports and other information and analysis about retention; percentage of colleges that have a dean or other high level administrator for retention; retention rates for students; ways in which colleges track and present retention data; perceived impact of financial assistance on retention; perceived impact of severity in grading on retention; perceived impact of tutoring services on retention; perceived impact of psychological counseling services on retention; perceived impact of general economic conditions on retention; perceived impact of involvement in extra-curricular activities on retention; perceived impact of the quality of food services and residence halls on retention; use of interviews of transferees or drop outs from the college; use of interviews of graduates of the college; importance of exit interviews; percentage of colleges that maintain records on students that are engaged in few or no extracurricular activities; description of college info literacy policies; percentage of colleges that offer child care services to students; role of part time job finding services; perceived importance of career services division for retention; perceived importance of the academic advising services unit for retention; perceived importance of peer mentoring for retention; percentage of colleges that intervene at pre-determined thresholds of student difficulties such as number of classes missed or low grade point average; description of college efforts to reach out to help high risk students; College spending on tutoring services; Projected future spending on tutoring services; Perceived impact of tutoring services on retention; Source of tutors; Cost of Tutors; percentage of residence halls that have student advisory centers; percentage of colleges that have hired consultants to advise on the academic advising services; Annual Budget of the academic advising unit; number of full time equivalent positions allocated to the academic advising unit; description of rate of growth in the college's financial aid to students over the pats two years; description of changes in tuition levels; perceived view of the need to increase financial aid or lower tuition in order to maintain or enhance enrollment; institutional attitudes towards the encouragement of instructor-student interaction outside of class; percentage of students that need special help in reading, writing or pronouncing English; percentage of colleges that offer ESL.
Category: Education

Minority Student Retention

Author : Alan Seidman
ISBN : 0415784603
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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.

Increasing Student Retention

Author : Lee Noel
ISBN : UOM:39015011638254
Genre : Education
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"An eminently practical book that rests on the last 15 years of theoretical studies of student attrition and the major authors' extensive experience as 'enrollment management' consultants... An extremely valuable contribution to the field." --ChoiceThis book draws on the experiences of hundreds of institutions to offer practical advice and guidelines for how to improve retention and foster student success and satisfaction.
Category: Education