ERIC Number: ED240150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-17
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Institutional Research in Student Retention and Campus Renewal.
Yess, James P.
In the age of dwindling resources and an ever decreasing pool of high school graduates an institutionally orchestrated student retention program can be one of the most effective survival strategies. In addition to the obvious benefit of holding more students to graduation, a campus-wide retention effort can bring about institutional renewal and lay the foundation for long-range strategic planning. The role of the institutional researcher is central to the success of the retention effort itself and to the other activities flowing naturally from it. This paper suggests how the researcher might come to better understand the what, when, who, and why of dropping out and what opportunities arise from this data for institutional renewal. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North East Association for Institutional Research (10th, Hershey, PA, October 17, 1983).