ERIC Number: ED112303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-7
The Survival Game--Academic Affairs and Student Personnel.
Vest, Thomas J.; Spino, William D.
This paper discusses the student attrition rate, particularily that of freshmen, in economic terms--loss of students means loss of revenue (tuition) and maintains that, with proper planning colleges could retain an additional 10 percent of freshmen students who drop out. The authors contend that many college freshmen are confused by an over-abundance of counseling programs and that, not only are these duplicated programs expensive to operate they often provide the student with conflicting information. Specific suggestions are offered for student retention. The authors conclude that communication, cooperation, consolidation and coordination are the keys to a successful and less confusing counseling program. (HMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American College Personnel Association (50th, Atlanta, Georgia, March 5-8, 1975)