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ERIC Number: ED342527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-20
Pages: 10
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Retention of At-Risk Students in Higher Education.
Steinmiller, Robert; Steinmiller, Georgine
This paper describes a program at Henderson State University, Arizona, that provides interventions for at-risk college students in an effort to keep them in higher education. The Office of Retention provides a wide range of academic assistance services including summer freshman orientation, assessment for non-traditional students, general education audits, career exploration, academic advising, absentee monitoring, and academic assistance for probation students. Students in the program submit weekly Academic Assistance Program Reports detailing activities the student has completed to be a more successful student. The student meets with the Counseling Center, the student's advisor, and with each current professor three times during the semester. The Individual Academic Assistance Work program includes activities designed to help the individual raise his or her grade point average. Self-assessment is encouraged through a personal record of efforts made to raise the student's grade point average. The document contains: (1) suggestions for academic assistance participants; (2) a weekly report sheet; (3) a statement of understanding for probation students; (4) a tracking sheet for the retention office; and (5) a form letter to the registrar's office requesting information about a student. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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