ERIC Number: ED065818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Exploring College Success: Where Should We Go From Here?
Lenning, Oscar T.; Johnson, O. Bernard
Grades and persistence have long dominated research concerning college success, but there are many important types of college success that should be considered in evaluating the effects of a college program. A thorough review of thousands of research articles published during the decades of the 50's and 60's revealed over 20 broad developmental areas that are considered important criteria of college success by various researchers. Some published research studies relating the criterion to other variables in an attempt to understand or predict the criterion were found for each area. There is an acute need for new research priorities and a new research outlook in the area of college success. Reappraisal and redefinition must take place, new criteria and predictors must be explored, specific methodological and philosophical pitfalls of the past must be avoided, and steps must be taken to maximize the practical impact (on students, college officials, faculty, society, etc.) of such research. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association on March 25-30, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois