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Siegel, Michael J. – About Campus, 2011
Over the past several decades, college-student retention has arguably been the most intensely studied issue in academe. Though the body of retention literature grows ever larger, no one model adequately explains the process by which college students make a decision to leave an institution or to persist to graduation. And while no magic bullet…
Descriptors: Colleges, Student Attrition, School Holding Power, College Students
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Jacoby, Barbara; Dean, Laura A. – About Campus, 2010
Across the broad spectrum of disciplines and departments within higher education, it sometimes feels like there is little that unites them. They talk about silos, they bemoan divergent and fragmented efforts, and they refer frequently to "them" and "they," regardless of where they are on the organizational chart. However, there is one topic that…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Higher Education, Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness
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Baker, Vicki L.; Griffin, Kimberly A. – About Campus, 2010
The goals of this essay are to shed light on the importance of faculty-student (or staff-student) relationships to student success and to describe the various faculty or staff roles that are available to help students succeed. Students rely on the support of faculty advisors and mentors to help them navigate their undergraduate experiences. Now a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Advising, Student Development, Academic Achievement