Research-based Strategies for College Student Success
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|Format:||Hardback, 512 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 21 August 2012|
What really works in student retention? Increasing Persistence offers a compendium on college student persistence that bridges the gaps between theory, research, and successful practice. Anchored by ACT, Inc.'s 2010 What Works in Student Retention survey of 1,100 colleges and universities, which provides insights on the causes of attrition and identifies retention interventions most likely to enhance student persistence, the book provides decision-makers and practitioners with evidence-based interventions and best practices for improving student success in college.
Table of Contents
Preface Authors Acknowledgments Section 1: What Do We Know About Retention and Persistence to Degree? 1 Defining, Refining Perspectives on Student Success 2 Overview of Theoretical Perspectives on Student Success Section 2: The Case for Intensified Campus Efforts 3 The Demographic Challenge 4 Public and Private Benefits of College 5 Retention or Recruitment: Examining the Return on Investment Section 3: Core Components of Student Success 6 Institutional Culture and Student Engagement 7 Academic Preparation 8 Psychosocial Characteristics 9 Career Development 10 Assessing the Impact of Academic, Psychosocial, Career Development Section 4: Proven Student Success Practices 11 Historical Perspective on What Works in Student Retention 12 Assessment and Course Placement 13 Development Education Initiatives 14 Academic Advising 15 First-Year Transition Programs Section 5: Making Student Success a Priority 16 Expanding the Retention Framework: Implications for Public and Institutional Policy 17 Creating a Student Success Culture 18 Leading the Campus to Student Success Appendices A What Works in Student Retention, 2004 Survey B What Works in Student Retention, 2010 Survey References
About the Author
Wesley R. Habley is principal associate in educational services and coordinator of State Organizations at ACT, Inc. He is also coeditor of Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook from Jossey-Bass.
Jennifer L. Bloom is clinical professor and director of the Master's Degree Program in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina.
Steve Robbins is principal research scientist in the Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success. Formerly, Robbins served as vice president of research at ACT, and as professor and chair of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.
|Publisher: ||John Wiley & Sons Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 16.0 x 4.0 centimeters (0.75 kg)|