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ERIC Number: ED085052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 23
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Final Report from the Ad Hoc Committee to Study Attrition at Miami-Dade Community College, North Campus.
Flannery, John; And Others
The committee is convinced that attrition is so interwoven with the entire college philosophy and operation that attempts to minimize it must be viewed as a total campus effort. The following definition of attrition was used for computing attrition at the class level: (1) all F's, (2) all withdrawals from class for students enrolled for 7 hours or more who do not simultaneously withdraw from college, and (3) all total withdrawals from college for students enrolled for 6 hours or less. Complete withdrawal of students enrolled for more than 6 hours is not included on the presumption that the causes are not directly linked to specific classes, which is the focus of this model. Research has shown the effectiveness of personalized education in minimizing attrition. The more contact students can have with individual faculty members, department chairmen and administrators, the more likely they are to be satisfied with their education and to remain in college. The committee strongly urges the campus to conduct a searching review of all policies and procedures to determine which, if any, should be revised to provide personalized education. The committee also suggests consideration be given to the formation of appropriate task forces to design strategies for implementation of those recommendations requiring more detailed planning. As many of these recommendations as possible should be implemented in the 1973-74 academic year. (Author/KM)
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Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Junior Coll., FL.