ERIC Number: ED234689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May-24
Reference Count: N/A
St. Mary's University of San Antonio. 1982-1983 Report of Student Retention Task Force.
Brunson, Bradford I.; And Others
Accomplishments of St. Mary's University Student Retention Task Force are addressed. After reviewing the literature on the correlates of retention and approaches to improving student retention, statistical results of the 1982 administration of the Student Opinion Survey of the American College Testing program are provided. This survey explores perceptions of enrolled students regarding the programs, services, and environment of the institution. The statistical results of a 4-year retention study, which followed each entering freshman class through graduation, beginning with the fall 1979 class, are also presented. Enrollments for the beginning of each semester are indicated for each of the following categories of students: freshmen entering college directly after high school, freshmen entering college 1 or more years after high school, and freshmen admitted on a conditional basis. Additional contents include: results of a followup survey of dropouts, a proposal for an exit interview, a summary of recommendations of the task force, a sample Student Opinion Survey, information materials provided to students who are considering withdrawal, a student exit interview/survey, and results of a Southern Illinois University withdrawal survey. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Mary's Univ., San Antonio, TX.