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Lascher, Edward L.; Offenstein, Jeremy L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
What explains the persistent gap in college retention between white American college students and those who are members of ethnic minority groups? Some argue that a large part of the answer is campus racial climate: a negative climate disproportionately harms minority students and leads to worse outcomes. Existing theory provides some basis for…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Academic Persistence, White Students
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Braxton, John M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2002
Discusses the focus of this special issue on college student retention and describes the issue's articles, which advance recommendations for institutional action that emanate from theory and research rooted in several different theoretical orientations: organizational, sociological, and psychological. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Dropout Research, Dropouts
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Braxton, John M.; McClendon, Shederick A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2002
Discusses institutional practices that spring from empirically grounded forces that influence students' social integration and retention. Presents 20 recommendations for implementation in 8 domains of institutional practice: academic advising, administrative policies and practices, enrollment management, faculty development, faculty reward system,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Programs, College Students, Dropout Research
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Bean, John; Eaton, Shevawn Bogdan – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2002
Describes the psychological processes that lead to academic and social integration based on a retention model proposed by the authors. Describes how successful retention programs such as learning communities, freshman interest groups, tutoring, and orientation rely on psychological processes. Four psychological theories form the basis for…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Programs, College Students, Dropout Research
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Nora, Amaury – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2002
Theorizes about interrelations between "rites of passage" in Tinto's (1993) Student Integration Model, and support from significant others in Nora and Cabrera's (1996) Student Adjustment Model. Depicts how both sets of factors impact social and academic experiences and integration, commitment levels to attainment of an educational goal…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Dropout Research, Dropouts
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Braxton, John M.; Mundy, Meaghan E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2002
Classifies 47 recommendations gleaned from the articles appearing in this special issue according to their consistency with Tinto's three principles of effective student retention. Orders recommendations by the institutional domain most likely to implement them. Views the recommendations as multiple, powerful levers to reduce college student…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Programs, College Students, Dropout Research