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Glenn, Cynthia Wheatley – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
For learners to actively accept responsibility in a virtual classroom platform, it is necessary to provide special motivation extending across the traditional classroom setting into asynchronous online learning. This article explores specific ways to do this that bridge the gap between ground and online students' learning experiences, and how…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Tinto, Vincent – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
For years, our prevailing view of student retention has been shaped by theories that view student retention through the lens of institutional action and ask what institutions can do to retain their students. Students, however, do not seek to be retained. They seek to persist. The two perspectives, though necessarily related, are not the same.…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Kiser, Michelle; Hammer, Emily E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
This article contributes to the literature addressing the needs of increasing student enrollment and retention across university campuses by identifying programs where progress can be made to improve the student retention rate and increase university enrollment. This article derives from a provisional program that began in the fall of 2009 at a…
Descriptors: Enrollment, School Holding Power, Higher Education, Community Colleges
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Kerby, Molly B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Theoretical models designed to predict whether students will persist or not have been valuable tools for retention efforts relative to the creation of services in academic and student affairs. Some of the early models attempted to explain and measure factors in the "college dropout process." For example, in his seminal work, Tinto…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Models, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Mendoza, Pilar; Malcolm, Zaria; Parish, Nancy – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
This study investigated qualitatively how undergraduate students experienced the Great Recession at a flagship university in the South Eastern of United States and how this experience relates to their retention. Results indicate that the Great Recession has significantly impacted students' engagement and commitments. We argue that student…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Economic Climate
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Demetriou, Cynthia; Powell, Candice – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
The primary theoretical tradition in the study of college retention has been sociological. A review and synthesis of common themes of development among traditional-age, college students suggests that a developmental perspective on the retention of youth in college may have more to offer than the dominant sociological paradigm. This article argues…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Student Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Villaseñor, María Joaquina; Reyes, María Estefani; Muñoz, Imelda – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
In this article, we suggest that just as there are barriers and challenges that are particular to Chicanas/Latinas in terms of student retention and persistence, so must the mentoring offered to these students take into account their particular social, cultural, and gendered contexts. In response, we argue for a model of "mujerista"…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Females, Mentors
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Davidson, Cody; Wilson, Kristin – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
The purpose of this article is to trace the development of the Tinto framework for student integration and to critically analyze the application of the framework with nontraditional student populations. Specifically, the terms "academic" and "social integration" have become synonymous with student retention and, by extension,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Social Integration, Nontraditional Students, Predictor Variables
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Henry, Wilma J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Although only contributing approximately 12% to the United States population, Black Americans account for the majority (51%) of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in this country. Black women in college between the ages of 18 and 24 fall directly in the center of these alarming statistics. These young women are faced with the psychosocial manifestations of…
Descriptors: Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), African Americans, Stereotypes
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Lowe, Sarah R.; Rhodes, Jean E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
In this study, we explored predictors of community college re-enrollment after Hurricane Katrina among a sample of low-income women (N = 221). It was predicted that participants' pre-hurricane educational optimism would predict community college re-enrollment a year after the hurricane. The influence of various demographic and additional resources…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, Well Being, Females
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Lesik, Sally A.; Leake, Meg – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
This article describes how a Brier score analysis can be used as an evaluative tool to estimate the predictive accuracy of a course placement policy that was established based on professional or subjective judgment. The policy being evaluated uses the score received on the mathematics portion of the SAT examination as the primary mechanism to…
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics Curriculum, College Entrance Examinations, College Students
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Daniels, Lisa; Gibson, Neal; Carmack, Patrick; Smith, Trequita – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Today, as many as 25 to 40 percent of students who attend college qualify for some form of remedial education program provided by postsecondary institutions (Kaye, Lord, Bottoms, Presson, & Cornet, 2006). Many colleges and universities view the inclusion of remediation as an integral part of their educational mission. However, the costs of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Remedial Programs, Remedial Instruction, Educational Policy
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Longden, Bernard – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
This article traces recent policy developments relating to full-time undergraduate student retention within the English higher education system. It focuses specifically on the changing government policies and strategies designed to influence institutional behavior to promote widening participation while attending to the student experience and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power
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Heuser, Brian L.; Drake, Timothy A.; Owens, Taya L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
By examining the different methods and processes by which national data gathering agencies compile and submit their findings to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the authors (1) assess the methodological challenges of accurately reporting tertiary completion and graduation rates cross-nationally; (2) to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Indicators
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Atuahene, Francis – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
African universities over the past decade have developed new modes of financial mobilization in search for fiscal solutions to the declining public support for higher education. The creation of the "tuition-paying" ("dual track" or "fee-paying") admission track policy, a variant of cost sharing, is one of such…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Foreign Countries, Accounting
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