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ERIC Number: EJ1076303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Isaac Newton and Student College Completion
Tinto, Vincent
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v15 n1 p1-7 May 2013
Success in college is built upon classroom success, but success in the classroom does not in itself ensure college completion. Completion arises from success in a sequence of classes one after another over time. It does so most frequently when students are presented with coherent course pathways to degree completion, are able to gain degree credit momentum in the first year, and are provided support along those pathways. Unfortunately, while many institutions focus their efforts on classroom success, especially during the first year of college, few have paid attention to helping students gain momentum and move quickly through their degree programs. Given the increasing use of measures of student progress in state accountability systems, colleges would be well advised to heed the wisdom of Sir Isaac Newton's observation over three hundred years ago that objects at rest tend to stay at rest and objects in motion tend to stay in motion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington
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