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ERIC Number: ED514241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 79
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-9987-6
Beyond Graduation: An Evaluation of an Academic Advising Model's Effect on the Retention of General Studies Students at Quinsigamond Community College
Smith, Liza D.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Quinsigamond Community College (QCC), located in Worcester, Massachusetts, experienced a decline in enrollment and persistence between 2003 and 2007. The institution responded to this issue through several initiatives, including the creation of an orientation course for developmental students enrolled in its General Studies program, an Event Registration period during the last two weeks of registration for all students, the creation of a Retention Committee, and the creation of an in-depth Career, Academic and Personal Success (CAPS) plan and associated academic advising session. This study examines the difference participation in the new CAPS advising session has on student persistence of General Studies majors. Student goals and transfer intentions are investigated as they relate to student fall-to-spring and fall-to-fall persistence. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts