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Byrd, Mark A.; Woodward, Laura S.; Yan, Song; Simon, Naida – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
Institutional research (IR) experts can offer a wealth of knowledge to many campus departments, such as assessment. Utilization of dashboard techniques is a good way to improve the quality of university information that is available to support assessment research and do so in an efficient way. Institutional research at Wayne State University…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, State Universities, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power
Swail, Watson Scott; Fung-Angarita, Maly – Educational Policy Institute, 2018
The issue of student retention and graduation from postsecondary institutions has grown in stature over the past decade. While the last 40 years of federal and state policies have focused largely on access to college, there is now a very real interest in not only getting students into college but also helping them earn baccalaureate and other…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Postsecondary Education, College Students, School Holding Power
Excelencia in Education, 2018
What works to increase success for Latinos in colleges and universities? Since 2005, Examples of Excelencia has been the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices that accelerate Latino student success in higher education. Through this process, "Excelencia" recognizes programs in three different academic levels as well…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Best Practices, Academic Achievement
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Godfrey, Ian; Rutledge, Lorelei; Mowdood, Alfred; Reed, Jacob; Bigler, Scott; Soehner, Catherine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many universities and colleges focus on student retention and completion as a measure of their success. Publications such as the "Chronicle of Higher Education" carry an increasing number of articles dealing with student retention, success, and completion. Academic libraries support this goal through a wide variety of services, teaching,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, School Holding Power, Library Services, Library Facilities
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Graham, Kate J.; McIntee, Edward J.; Raigoza, Annette F.; Fazal, M. Abul; Jakubowski, Henry V. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
A cohort program to increase retention of under-represented groups in chemistry was developed at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University. In particular, this program chose to emphasize early career mentoring and early access to research. This goal was chosen because research has been repeatedly shown to increase scientific identity…
Descriptors: STEM Education, School Holding Power, Disproportionate Representation, Chemistry
Atchison, E. S. – Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, 2017
The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning serves as the governing board overseeing the eight public universities in Mississippi, including the University of Mississippi Medical Center located in Jackson. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the accrediting body for each of the public universities in Mississippi.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Public Colleges, Research and Development
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Bataille, Gretchen M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Bringing international students to study at U.S. campuses is increasingly viewed as the best option to globalize the campus, yet the United States lags behind other countries in providing opportunities for international students, particularly at the undergraduate level. Although the one million international students studying in the United States…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, School Choice
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Braxton, John M.; Francis, Clay H. W. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
College student retention constitutes a long-standing and critical problem for many colleges and universities. Although the average national rate of first-to-second year persistence stands at 68.5%, rates for types of colleges and universities vary from a low of 56.4% for 2-year public colleges to a high of 81.5% for private PhD-granting…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Persistence, Enrollment, Enrollment Management
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Eakins, Amanda; Eakins, Sheldon L., Sr. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Recently the US have seen a movement of African American students demonstrating dissatisfaction with their treatment and presence at predominantly white institutions. Some of the common discrepancies from the students' perspectives have included the lack of student and faculty representation of color on these campuses. The model of cohort…
Descriptors: African American Students, Teacher Recruitment, Diversity (Faculty), Cluster Grouping
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McClendon, Cristie; Neugebauer, Robin Massey; King, Amanda – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
Online education continues to grow in popularity and is an attractive option for individuals of all ages, but particularly for adults who must balance work, family, and school responsibilities. Attrition rates in online courses are high for a variety of personal and institutional reasons. Some of the personal reasons attributed to retention in…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Resilience (Psychology), Online Courses, Adults
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Miller, Nancy – Education, 2017
While there has been a surge in the number of adults entering accelerated academic programs at colleges and universities over the last decade, there has not been a corresponding increase in the number of adult learners in these programs who persist and achieve their degrees. This work sought to develop a detailed model for helping faculty and…
Descriptors: Models, School Holding Power, Acceleration (Education), Adult Education
Holly, Neal; Fulton, Mary – Education Commission of the States, 2017
Concerned with low on-time graduation rates, state lawmakers continue to turn to outcomes-based funding (OBF) as one policy approach to support postsecondary degree attainment and workforce goals. Policymakers have also been confronted with constituent complaints about student debt loads, course schedules and academic programs that force students…
Descriptors: State Aid, Funding Formulas, Outcomes of Education, School Holding Power
Excelencia in Education, 2017
Through "Examples of Excelencia," "Excelencia" in Education recognizes programs that accelerate Latino student success in four categories: the Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate levels as well as Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). Over the 12 years of Examples, "Excelencia" has recognized many evidence-based…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Hispanic American Students, Higher Education, Success
Choudaha, Rahul – Online Submission, 2017
Many higher education institutions are under pressure to increase revenue and reduce cost are driving momentum for doing more with less in higher education. If these pressures were not strong enough, the emergence of new services offered by a range of third-party providers has made it even more difficult to assess, implement, and evaluate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, Higher Education, College Students
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Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Crandall, Rebecca E. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
In an era of rapid societal change, institutions of higher education are grappling with how to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals are safe and supported on campus. Many challenges remain as LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff are subject to continued acts of discrimination and subtle microaggressions on a…
Descriptors: Religion, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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