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Padilla, Raymond V. – Journal of College Student Retention, 1999
Argues that student success should be the foundation for college student retention efforts. Using a "black box" approach and theoretical framework derived from expert systems and quantitative research methods, it is shown that successful students' knowledge base and behavioral repertoire can be identified systematically and used to help students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Students, Higher Education
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Soldner, Laura; Lee, Yvonne; Duby, Paul – Journal of College Student Retention, 1999
To assist integration of incoming freshman into the academic environment, improve social acclimation, and increase student retention, Northern Michigan University created a first-year experience program with community as its central focus. Its key to success is the use of block scheduling, combining a freshman seminar with other classes. Pilot…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Block Scheduling, College Freshmen, College Students