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ERIC Number: EJ1064117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
Sustaining College Students' Persistence and Achievement through Exemplary Instructional Strategies
Gentry, Ruben
Research in Higher Education Journal, v24 Aug 2014
A "take it or leave it" attitude has no place in higher education. Society needs an educated citizenry to sustain and advance its technological and global mission. Too few students are entering college and even fewer than might reasonably be expected are graduating. Retention and graduation rates serve as key indicators of performance for institutions of higher education (Titus, 2004). This study examined the literature to present an update on student persistence and related areas of concern, and ascertained instructional strategies of high promise for sustaining persistence and enhancing achievement of college students. Special attention was given to strategies thought to be effective for minority students attending historically black colleges and universities. The study further informed the profession with development of a practical list of things that faculty and students might do to improve students' persistence and increase their academic achievement. While governmental agencies and other stakeholders have significant roles to play in the retention and education of college students, faculty and students must make sure that the classroom experience is as efficient and effective as possible in leading to program completion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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