ERIC Number: ED269106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Four Models for Increasing Student Retention at the Community College of Denver.
Drawing from a review of the literature on issues related to student retention and attrition, and research on student attitudes toward the Community College of Denver (CCD), this report suggests four models for student retention programs for different two-year college student groups. Following introductory material on the project, a literature review is presented, covering areas such as factors influencing retention/attrition and ways in which the academic and social climate of an institution can facilitate retention. The next section reports on the methodology and findings of the CCD study, which involved a follow-up of students entering the college in 1983 to determine their attitudes toward their experiences at CCD and factors that may have influenced retention. Finally, the four retention models are presented, focusing on: (1) students with undeclared majors/unclear goals; (2) students who are academically underprepared for college; (3) students entering college for the first time; and (4) returning adult students. The models delineate objectives, activities, staffing needs, scheduling issues, matters related to instructional materials, and implementation considerations. (RO)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Students, College Attendance, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, High Risk Students, Program Development, Questionnaires, School Holding Power, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Community Coll., CO. Admissions & Advising Center.