ERIC Number: ED174097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Use of a Computerized Data Base for Monitoring Student Retention. AIR Forum 1979 Paper.
Tilton, Betty D.
The development and maintenance of a computerized data base at Florida State University and its use in monitoring student retention are discussed. The information system was needed to support a study of persistence of black students and to provide updating on a regular basis of changes in attendance patterns. A system was designed using MARK IV. In addition to its use in monitoring changes in student retention rates, the retention data base can be used for the following purposes: to assess the impact of policy changes/new programs implemented to decrease student attrition rates; to identify members of specific groups for followup surveys; and to develop predictor models of student success. The studies conducted by the college's Subcommittee on Black Student Retention examined retention rates by type of student at date of entry (first-time, transfer, or graduate) and by race (black or white). Study conclusions and recommendations are listed. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1979; Florida State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (19th, San Diego, California, May 13-17, 1979)