ERIC Number: ED167234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-6
Reference Count: 0
JCC Recruitment, Retention, Attrition Project.
Horvath, Ronald J.
In an effort to reduce the class attrition rate of 40% at Jefferson Community College (JCC), and to investigate the entire process of recruitment, retention, and attrition (RRA), a series of four faculty workshops were held. The plan was to look at the RRA process from the student's point of view in terms of four phases: (1) the pre-enrollment phase includes aspects such as the school's image and facilities, public relations and public information, recruiting, and getting people to the campus; (2) the campus enrollment phase includes correspondence with prospective students, student orientation/assessment, advising, and registration; (3) the class attendance phase includes academic policies and procedures, the classroom environment and classroom management, the students, and faculty development; and (4) the post-class phase includes academic policies and procedures, and research. Reports from faculty workshops are included in this document. The first of these is a handbook of ideas to encourage student retention, which focuses on faculty/student interaction, general classroom management, and student and faculty initiated activities. The second report suggests ways in which individual faculty members and the institution as a whole can participate in student recruitment. The final report considers the role of faculty, departmental divisions, and the institution in advising new and returning students. (AYC)
Descriptors: Attendance, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Courses, Dropout Prevention, Faculty Advisers, Guidance Objectives, Guides, Publicize, School Holding Power, Student Recruitment, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Influence, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jefferson Community Coll., Louisville, KY.