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Retention-Attrition in the Nineties [microform] / Florence B. Brawer
Bib ID 5592467
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Brawer, Florence B
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
4 p. 
Series

ERIC Digest.

Summary

Concern about retention and attrition rates in higher education have increased over the years and efforts to identify and treat potential dropouts have grown considerably. Studies investigating the retention and attrition of community college students have found specific characteristics related to outcomes, including full- or part-time attendance, age, employment status, grade point average, being a member of an ethnic minority other than Asian, family obligations, financial concerns, and gender. Since determining predictive characteristics can be difficult, intervention strategies represent an alternative way of approaching retention and attrition and may have greater impact in the long run. Strategies that are widely used and demonstrate the greatest impact include orientation programs, mentoring programs, and multiple strategy approaches combining various efforts. Studies have shown that completion of an orientation program promotes and improves student performance. Faculty and peer mentoring programs aim to improve teacher-student interaction through the use of guidebooks, workshops, tutorial programs, and other academic and social support strategies. Multiple strategy efforts in place at community colleges include the use of campus-wide handbooks of student retention strategies; women's centers to provide support to non-traditional, female students; freshman seminars to promote supportive relationships among students and student-faculty interaction; and the implementation of college funded work-study for on-campus employment. Contains 16 references. (TGI)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: RR93002003.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Persistence.  |  Community Colleges.  |  Dropout Research.  |  Dropouts.  |  Educational Trends.  |  Intervention.  |  Mentors.  |  School Holding Power.  |  School Orientation.  |  Student Attrition.  |  Teacher Student Relationship.  |  Two Year Colleges.  |  Withdrawal (Education)  |  ERIC Digests
Form/genre ERIC Publications.  |  ERIC Digests in Full Text.
Other authors/contributors ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges
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