ERIC Number: ED165550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-27
Reference Count: 0
Academic Advising and Student Attrition.
The relationship between academic advising and student attrition was examined at a private liberal arts college. A cohort analysis of students entering the college between 1971 and 1975 indicated that faculty members in the first year of their contracts had relatively more of their new student advisees subsequently withdraw than did the same faculty members in later years of their contracts or did experienced faculty members in the same year. The results were considered by a college-wide retention study committee in efforts to reduce student attrition. (BD)
Descriptors: Attrition (Research Studies), College Faculty, College Students, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Educational Counseling, Faculty Advisers, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Private Colleges, School Holding Power, Seniority, Student Attrition, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia State Coll., Columbia, TN. Office of Institutional Research.
Note: Paper presented to the Southern Association for Institutional Research (Nashville, Tennessee, October 26-27, 1978) ; Tables 1 and 2 may be marginally legible