ERIC Number: EJ562851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Changing Perspectives on Student Retention: A Role for Institutional Research.
McLaughlin, Gerald W.; Brozovsky, Paul V.; McLaughlin, Josetta S.
Research in Higher Education, v39 n1 p1-17 Feb 1998
Proposes a role for institutional research in changing institutional attitudes about priority placed on student retention efforts. Identifies organizational/attitudinal barriers to improving student retention efforts relative to theory on stages of grief (denial, hostility, bargaining, depression, acceptance); outlines tactics for moving the organization through each stage. Describes efforts at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Change Strategies, College Students, Grief, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Organizational Climate, Program Descriptions, Research Utilization, School Holding Power, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Transfer Policy, Transfer Students, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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