ERIC Number: ED200297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Recruitment, Retention, Attrition Project.
Horvath, Ronald J., Ed.
Based on a series of faculty workshops conducted at Jefferson Community College (KY) in 1978 and 1980, this handbook outlines 95 practical suggestions for increasing student retention rates. After introductory material describing these workshops, the first 22 suggestions recommend ways to foster positive student/teacher interaction. Methods are suggested by which teachers can familiarize themselves with individual students, establish effective communication in the classroom, and openly recognize student contributions. The next 37 suggestions emphasize effective classroom management through the clear delineation of class objectives, student responsibilities, and course content, as well as through the use of proper instructional and evaluation techniques. Methods of encouraging cooperative, rather than competitive, relations among students are presented in the next seven suggestions. The handbook then delineates 24 suggestions for faculty-initiated activities that enhance student learning, including establishing personal contact with students experiencing difficulty and using the expertise of other instructors. The final 11 suggestions present strategies for increasing administrative involvement in the teaching/learning process. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jefferson Community Coll., Louisville, KY.