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Novak, Heather; Paguyo, Christina; Siller, Thomas – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
In this study, we analyzed the Successful/Unsuccessful Grading (SUG) program, an intervention that was founded at a large public university to support students during their transition into the first year of undergraduate engineering (EG) coursework. To understand how the SUG program impacts student retention of EG majors, we conducted an analysis…
Descriptors: Grading, Intervention, State Universities, Undergraduate Students
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Finnegan, Catherine; Morris, Libby V.; Lee, Kangjoo – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2009
This research empirically examined student behavior in online courses and its relationship to persistence and achievement across fields. Eight variables descriptive of student behaviors online were measured for 1) frequency and 2) duration of participation. Twenty-two courses were grouped into three broad fields: English and Communication; Social…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Online Courses
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Chimka, Justin R.; Reed-Rhoads, Teri; Barker, Kash – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
Survival analysis is a statistical tool used to describe the duration between events. Many processes in medical research, engineering, and economics can be described using survival analysis techniques. This research involves studying engineering college student graduation using Cox proportional hazards models. Among male students with American…
Descriptors: Models, Academic Persistence, Undergraduate Study, Engineering