ERIC Number: ED448653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-3
Tapping the Employee-Alumnus: The Loyal Alumni View of Why Students Stay.
Ridley, Dennis R.; Brown, Bill
At a small liberal arts college, interviews were conducted with 24 current employees who had graduated from the college. The study was intended to be a source of insight into why these individuals enrolled at the school and why they stayed at the college. An additional focus was on how student affairs and academic affairs staff collaborated on issues that have applicability anywhere. The interviews were a rich source of insights about the student experience. Most of these students felt that faculty and peer relationships had helped them decide to stay at the college, and those who said they had never thought of leaving felt comfortable on campus and thought that they were making good progress toward their goals. Some issues are identified for the college's Enrollment Management Commission, including the concerns of black students and commuter students, the role of extracurricular activities, and the educational environment. The interview protocol is attached. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Assessment Group (Charlottesville, VA, November 3, 1993).