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ERIC Number: EJ1025083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Faculty and Student Relationships: Context Matters
Hoffman, Elin Meyers
College Teaching, v62 n1 p13-19 2014
As many as 42% of first and second year students at post-secondary institutions fail to complete their degrees, and of those students, only 15-25% of them drop out due to poor academic performance or for financial reasons. The remainder of them leave college for reasons that are less clear (National Center for Education Statistics 2012). However, positive relationships with key players, including faculty, at colleges and universities have been clearly associated with college persistence and completion. This article is an examination of student-faculty relationships at four-year colleges and universities and the contexts in which their interactions occur. Characteristics of positive relationships are discussed along with descriptions of student and faculty perceptions of the significance of the different contexts in which they interact.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A