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Manyanga, Fidelis; Sithole, Alec; Hanson, Shawn M. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Student retention and completion rates are challenging issues in higher education. In the academic domain, pressure exists for every institution to come up with strategies that support student success from enrollment through graduation without compromising academic or accreditation standards. This paper presents the findings from a review of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, School Holding Power, Models, Undergraduate Study
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2019
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda seeking to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal, and administrative policies at the state and institutional levels. While the higher education landscape has been shaped by the CCTA, it is also…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Halsey, R. John; Drummond, Aaron – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Evidence suggests that there are significant difficulties associated with the attraction and retention of appropriately qualified, high quality teachers and educational leaders (e.g., principals) for rural, regional and remote locations in Australia. Further, educational leadership in these areas carries complex demands, and educational leaders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Teacher Motivation, Geographic Location
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2014
There is remarkable diversity in student loan systems throughout the world. In considering the ideal approach to system of loan repayment based on income here in the United States, it is valuable to examine the nature, successes, and failures of some other countries' methods of offering borrowers income-contingent student loan repayment. Two…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment, Income Contingent Loans, Higher Education
Rumberger, Russell W.; Losen, Daniel J. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2016
School suspension rates have been rising since the early 1970s, especially for children of color. One body of research has demonstrated that suspension from school is harmful to students, as it increases the risk of retention and school dropout. Another has demonstrated that school dropouts impose huge social costs on their states and localities,…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, Costs, Dropouts
Jones, Tiffany – Southern Education Foundation, 2014
States are increasingly funding higher education institutions based on their performance or outcomes instead of relying solely on student enrollment to determine funding formulas. Performance Funding (also called Performance-Based and Outcomes-Based Funding) policies provide state support to public colleges and universities based on outcome…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Colleges, Performance, Financial Support
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Nycyk, Michael; Redsell, Margaret – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2007
Influencing government policy in adult learning areas requires consistent efforts in having findings noticed by educational policymakers. Submissions by Adult Learning Australia and researchers have called for unified educational policies and practices across Australia. This paper argues that, whilst it is important to address macro issues of…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Adult Learning, Older Adults, Information Technology
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Miller, Luke C. – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2012
Expanding accountability systems that impose policies across all schools have amplified assertions that rural teacher labor markets differ from non-rural labor markets in meaningful ways that complicate rural schools' efforts to comply with the policy directives. The analysis presented here examines this claim by exploring teacher labor market…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Labor Market, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers
Miller, Cynthia; Deitch, Victoria; Hill, Aaron – MDRC, 2010
Between 2000 and 2003, the Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) project identified and implemented a diverse set of innovative models designed to promote employment stability and wage or earnings progression among low-income individuals, mostly current or former welfare recipients. The project's goal was to determine which strategies could…
Descriptors: Models, Welfare Recipients, One Parent Family, Tenure
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Di Pierro, Marianne – College Student Journal, 2007
At Western Michigan University, the Graduate Center for Research, Writing, and Proposal Development sustains both doctoral students and graduate advising faculty through the doctoral dissertation process and represents one best practices approach that promotes persistence in graduate education--an especially important benefit, given the national…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Faculty Advisers, Teacher Student Relationship
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2008
"Higher Education Counts" is the annual accountability report on Connecticut's system of higher education. Since 2000, the report has been the primary vehicle for reporting higher education's progress toward achieving six, statutorily-defined state goals: (1) To enhance student learning and promote academic excellence; (2) To join with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Graduation Rate, Elementary Secondary Education
Million, Laura; Henken, Rob; Dickman, Anneliese – Public Policy Forum, 2010
In metro Milwaukee, as a part of the WIRED Initiative, the Regional Workforce Alliance (RWA)--a collaboration of organizations representing workforce development, economic development and education across southeast Wisconsin--has established the framework for pursuing the local talent dividend goal and a regional strategy for increasing…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Attainment, College Graduates, Public Policy
Nevada System of Higher Education, 2009
The changing composition of Nevada's population in the next twenty years will have many ramifications for NSHE (Nevada System of Higher Education) institutions, particularly in terms of the recruitment and retention of minority students and faculty. According to the Nevada State Demographer, minority groups in Nevada will continue to grow at a…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Ethnicity, Employees, Graduation Rate
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Scannapieco, Maria; Connell-Carrick, Kelli – Child Welfare, 2007
Child welfare systems throughout the United States are being closely scrutinized as sensational cases appear in the media in nearly every state. At the federal level, with the Child and Family Service Review process, the government is documenting that states across the country are not conforming to federal child welfare requirements (DHHS, 2007)…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Social Services, Labor Turnover, Caseworkers
Hauptman, Arthur M. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2007
The U.S. record in promoting student readiness for, access to, and success in postsecondary education has been mixed. College participation rates are among the highest in the world, but other indicators are marginal, at best. Available data indicate that levels of college readiness in the U.S. are not what they should be, and degree-completion…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies, Student Financial Aid
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