ERIC Number: ED421045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Policies and Practice: A Focus on Higher Education Retention.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
This book, based on a discussion at an interactive videoconference, examines student diversity issues and retention strategies in the context of the Sallie Mae National Retention Project that addressed state expectations for more accountability and federal reporting requirements on graduation and retention. The eight chapters focus on equity as it applies to fostering the values of diversity and inclusion, as well as on ensuring educational achievement and success. Individual chapters are: (1) "AASCU/Sallie Mae National Retention Project" (Kenneth E. Redd and Joyce A. Scott); (2) "Toward More Systemic Retention Strategies" (Richard C. Richardson, Jr., and Mary Aleta White; (3) "Looking at Maryland Higher Education: Teaching and Learning Practices and Student Retention" (Pamela G. Arrington); (4) "From Shifting Sands to Bedrock: Equity as Excellence via Pedagogical Pluralism" (Joel M. Jones); (5) "Improving Student Retention: The Role of the University President" (Ruben Arminana, Drew Calandrella, and Donald Farish); (6) "A Comprehensive Approach to Enhancing Student Retention and Graduation" (Vera King Farris); (7) "Academic Advising-Key to Student Retention" (Robert E. Glennen); and (8) "Retention Strategies for Campus Success" (Rosario Martinez). (Individual chapters contain references, and a comprehensive bibliography concludes the book.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Accountability, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Diversity (Student), Dropout Prevention, Equal Education, Higher Education, School Holding Power
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.