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Pollard, Merriette – 1982
The design and features of a model minority retention program are discussed. Components of successful retention programs include: commitment to attract and retain minority students, ongoing sessions to sensitize the campus community to minority students, academic involvement, tenured minority faculty and staff, support services, and minority…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Change Strategies, College Students, Dropout Prevention
State Univ. of New York, Saratoga Springs. Empire State Coll. – 1982
This position paper was written to answer a series of basic questions frequently asked about attrition and retention at Empire State College (ESC), New York. The questions addressed in the report are: (1) What is the attrition rate at ESC? (2) How does ESC's attrition rate compare to other colleges? (3) Who are the leavers? (4) When does attrition…
Descriptors: College Students, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Higher Education
Yost, Michael – 1983
The use of an integrated student information system (ISIS) to conduct institutional research at Trinity University is discussed. The types of data contained in the system, which has 59 files, include: student characteristics, recruitment, financial aid, registration, faculty load, and class scheduling. The data for students, faculty, departments,…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Software, Data Processing, Databases
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Adelman, Stanley I. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1995
The evolution of the student tracking system at Amarillo College, a Texas community college, is chronicled for three stages: (1) early efforts; (2) participation in the development of a consortium-based longitudinal student tracking project beginning in 1986; and (3) more recent developments. Tools and techniques used at each stage are discussed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Students, Community Colleges
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Pagano, Marian F.; Terkla, Dawn Geronimo – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1991
Evaluation of the impact of prospective students' contacts with the institution is an objective of the admissions research agenda at Tufts University (Massachusetts). An annual survey gathers information on individuals who make inquiries but do not submit an application and on the parents of matriculating students. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Students, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education