ERIC Number: ED414986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Retention Committee Final Report.
James, David P.; Alford, Veronica; Alpha-Kpetewama, Tamba; Clagett, Craig A.; Engleberg, Isa N.
In January 1996, Prince George's Community College (PGCC) established the Campus Retention Committee to review community college retention strategies, determine PGCC's strengths and weaknesses in the area of retention, and develop a list of retention goals and an implementation schedule for the college. After reviewing findings from previous retention committees, related literature, and current PGCC retention data and programs, the committee developed the following strategies: (1) expand and improve support for mathematics instruction; (2) establish, monitor, and evaluate retention activities and objectives for PGCC's Educational Development department; (3) establish, monitor, and evaluate degree-credit division and department retention objectives and activities; (4) expand and improve early intervention programs; (5) improve student orientation programs; (6) pilot test a Freshman Academy for students with multiple skill deficiencies, no family history of college attendance, and unfocused goals; (7) increase faculty involvement in student support services; (8) provide tuition assistance to high-achieving PGCC students; (9) improve and expand mentoring efforts to include peer counseling activities; and (10) hire a learning specialist to develop workshops and protocols to help faculty identify and assist students with learning problems and disabilities. A Student Retention Action Plan is attached showing target groups, responsible individuals, implementation dates, steps, objectives, evaluation methods, and costs for each strategy. (BCY)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Advisory Committees, Change Agents, College Planning, College Programs, Community Colleges, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Educational Strategies, Faculty Development, High Risk Students, Organizational Objectives, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, School Holding Power, School Orientation, School Role, Student Attrition, Teacher Role, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD.