ERIC Number: ED431480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May-8
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Retention Programs at Indiana Public Institutions: Working Paper.
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
This paper examines what public colleges are doing to improve the retention of students, and provides a synopsis of 12 examples of "best practices" in Indiana and 3 from other states. The commission also presents 11 observations, each accompanied by one or more possible strategies that might improve student retention. The observations and strategies fall under the following categories: (1) Knowledge of literature and practices; (2) Scope of programs and activities; (3) Data gathering and analysis; (4) Incentives; (5) Community; (6) Two-year college education; (7) African-American students; (8) Program measurement or assessment; (9) The role of administration and faculty; (10) Student performance; and (11) The future of retention programs in the academic community. Appended are detailed descriptions of the 14 examples of "best practices." At Indiana University Bloomington they have created the Briscoe Academic Support Center, which offers one-on-one tutoring help to undergraduates in the Briscoe residence hall. Others include Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis' Student Mentoring Program, Indiana University East's Supplemental Instruction, Purdue University West Lafayette's Horizons, Purdue University Calumet's University Division, Ball State University's University College, Indiana State University's Enrollment Planning Team, University of Southern Indiana's Academic Skills, Vincennes University's Cope Student Support Services, Ivy Tech State College-Evansville's Career Exploration and Goal-Setting Course, Ivy Tech State College-Kokomo's Quest Program, and Ivy Tech State College-Richmond's Improving Awareness of Tutoring Lab Services. Programs at the University of Michigan, Florida State University, and Xavier University of Louisiana are also described. (AMA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana