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Tinto, Vincent – University of Chicago Press, 2012
Even as the number of students attending college has more than doubled in the past forty years, it is still the case that nearly half of all college students in the United States will not complete their degree within six years. It is clear that much remains to be done toward improving student success. For more than twenty years, Vincent Tinto's…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Financial Support, School Holding Power
Flowers, Lamont A.; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2011
This book presents the results and implications of a major new national study exploring the effects of institutional racial composition on African American students' development and their educational outcomes, taking into account individuals' background characteristics, their perceptions of the institutional environment, and their experiences in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Institutional Research, Black Colleges, Educational Objectives
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Khazanov, Leonid – Mathematics and Computer Education, 2011
A peer mentoring program has been implemented to support a group of at-risk students enrolled in two sections of an elementary algebra course at an urban community college. Peer mentors were recruited from advanced mathematics classes and trained to provide individualized tutoring and mentoring support to at-risk students. The results show that…
Descriptors: Mentors, At Risk Students, Algebra, Remedial Mathematics
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Joffe, Paul – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2008
In the fall of 1984, the University of Illinois instituted a formal program to reduce the rate of suicide among its enrolled students. At the core of the program is a policy that requires any student who threatens or attempts suicide to attend four sessions of professional assessment. The consequences for failing to comply with the program include…
Descriptors: College Students, Prevention, Suicide, Intervention
Keels, Crystal L. – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2004
Sink or swim has been the prevailing climate of higher education in the past. Students will either find their way through, or find their way out of institutions of higher learning. But since roughly the late 1980s and through the 1990s, on campuses across the country a profound shift seems to have taken place. Institutions increasingly understand…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Program Effectiveness
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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
State Univ. of New York, Saratoga Springs. Empire State Coll. – 1984
Six individual case studies are presented that illustrate in greater depth how the Genesee Valley Regional Center of the Empire State College (New York) met students' educational goals as well as how these particular individuals challenged the academic program. The case studies provide a means to examine student learning and the center's search…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Educational Quality, Educational Resources
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Zighera, Jacques A. – Higher Education Management, 1992
A method used in France to measure a university program's effectiveness at bringing students to the degree level is described. The method uses mathematical formulas to calculate indicators of success for a given cohort, which can then be compared for various programs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Administration, College Outcomes Assessment, College Students
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Moore, Linda S.; Urwin, Charlene A. – Journal of Social Work Education, 1991
A model for assessing the readiness and potential of undergraduate social work students for field education is presented, and issues to consider in implementing such a model are identified, including faculty and university support of and student response to the professional gatekeeping process. One university's experience is discussed. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Faculty, College Students, Evaluation Criteria
Springfield, John J. – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1990
A discussion of Boston College's system allowing students to display and print their campus records at automated teller machines (ATMs) around the institution looks at the system's evolution, current operations, human factors affecting system design and operation, shared responsibility, campus acceptance, future enhancements, and cost…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Case Studies, College Students, Cost Effectiveness
Campus Activities Programming, 1995
The University of South Carolina/Columbia responded to the concerns of a small group of students by establishing a permanent office of waste reduction and recycling. Students, faculty, and staff worked together to obtain a grant and matching funds to create a recycling system that reduces waste disposal costs substantially and uses existing campus…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Administration, College Programs, College Students
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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
Schneeweiss, Stephen M. – Business Officer, 1990
Essentially an application of installment purchase concepts to higher education, the Zero Cash Plan allows students without cash from family resources for room, board, and tuition to attend Cazenovia College (New York) by deferring parent contributions until after graduation. The program has evolved to meet changing student and institution needs.…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Students, Higher Education, Money Management