ERIC Number: ED491508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 563
Best Practices for Access and Retention in Higher Education
Duranczyk, Irene M., Ed.; Higbee, Jeanne L., Ed.; Lundell, Dana Britt, Ed.
Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy, University of Minnesota
This monograph explores best practices for access and retention in higher education in programs that support the most diverse and nontraditional students on their campuses. It focuses on research, theory, and assessment in a variety of national programs. Its 14 chapters provide historic information about successful initiatives, multicultural and international strategies, and student background factors that influence retention and success. This monograph specifically addresses retention perspectives of students who are first-generation, immigrant or refugees who are nonnative speakers of English, students with disabilities, or students from a low-socioeconomic background. The following are appended: (1) Bibliography of Resources for Multicultural Higher Education; (2) Publication Announcements; and (3) Call for Submissions.
Descriptors: Higher Education, English (Second Language), Access to Education, School Holding Power, Student Diversity, Cultural Influences, Student Characteristics, Immigrants, Disabilities, Low Income Groups, Multicultural Education, Cooperative Learning, Student Financial Aid, Academic Persistence, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Academic Advising, Minority Groups, Immigrants, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy (CRDEUL). University of Minnesota, General College, 340 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-625-6411; Fax: 612-625-0709; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/CRDEUL
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand