ERIC Number: EJ901035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: N/A
Initiative to Promote the Retention of Campus Residents Enrolled in Learning Support
McDonald, Carl; Preston, Robert, Jr.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n11 p916-919 2010
Learning Support probation results in the loss of financial aid, tuition, housing revenues, and lowering of both retention and graduation rates. Because of these consequences, an initiative was formed to assist these students and decrease the number of students put on probation or suspended due to failure to complete Learning Support requirements. Diane Blum, Housing Enrollment and Retention Coordinator at South Georgia College (SGC), decided to help these students and thus, SGC's Initiative to Promote the Retention of Campus Residents Enrolled in Learning Support was born. This project targets residential students who are enrolled in Learning Support classes in an attempt to increase the retention rate of students in Learning Support. As a result of this initiative, the number of residential Learning Support students retained on campus increased substantially from Fall 2008 to Fall 2009. With exemplary service as a goal, the Housing Enrollment and Retention team plans to continue its effort during the fall of 2010. It also proposes to expand the best elements of the initiative beyond the residence halls to the entire campus.
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, College Housing, School Holding Power, Higher Education, On Campus Students, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Faculty Development, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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