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ERIC Number: EJ903057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
A Successful Retention Program for Suspended Students
Dill, Anna L.; Gilbert, Jerome A.; Hill, Jennifer P.; Minchew, Sue S.; Sempier, Tracie A.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v12 n3 p277-291 2010-2011
Traditionally at Mississippi State University (MSU), students who are placed on academic suspension are required to stay out of school one regular semester. As an alternative, the university designed a program for early readmission for suspended students who agree to follow the requirements outlined in the "Learning Skills Support Program" (LSSP). This program requires students to enroll in a specified learning skills course, to meet frequently with the program coordinator and their advisor, and to maintain a 2.0 GPA for the semester of participation. The purpose of the study was to determine the success of the LSSP participants in completing the LSSP requirements and to compare the retention of the LSSP participants with the nonparticipant suspended students. The LSSP has successfully enhanced the academic performance of its participants and aided in the retention of at-risk students. Since its inception, 75% of the LSSP students have successfully completed the program, maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA. In addition, 65% of the LSSP participants returned to school the semester following participation compared to 22% of the nonparticipant suspended students. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi