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Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Brock, Thomas; LeBlanc, Allen; Paxson, Christina; Rouse, Cecilia Elena; Barrow, Lisa – MDRC, 2009
MDRC launched the Opening Doors demonstration to test four distinct interventions that were designed to help more students persist in community college and accomplish their academic and personal goals. This report describes the impacts of a performance-based scholarship program with a counseling component on academic success and persistence among…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Academic Persistence, Credits, Program Effectiveness
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Derby, Dustin; Smith, Thomas – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2004
Orientation and retention programs are common in institutions of higher education. The potential association between orientation programs and student retention, particularly within the community college sector, has long been neglected. This study presents an institutional view of a potential associative relationship between an orientation course…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Enrollment, Community Colleges, School Orientation
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Walleri, R. Dan; Stoker, Cheryl L.; Stoering, Juliette M. – Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 1998
Describes a project-in-process designed to incorporate multiple strategies into a comprehensive retention program. Theorizes that combining these strategies would have a cumulative, positive impact on student persistence. Gives a description of the major components of the program, examines the organizational dynamics of the project, and provides a…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies