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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
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
Soldner, Matthew – Association for Institutional Research, 2009
Since 2004, IPEDS data has been diffused via a product known as the Data Feedback Report (DFR). Produced yearly for each institution in the IPEDS universe, the DFR is a print product that contrasts the IPEDS data submitted by an institution with its institutionally-defined comparison group. The DFR is free to all users, covers a wide range of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Reports, Data Analysis, Comparative Analysis
Podgursky, Michael – Abell Foundation, 2006
Many states are struggling to finance under-funded teacher pension systems as well as recruit and retain a high-quality teaching workforce. This paper compares Maryland's former (prior to Spring, 2006) teacher pension system to those in Pennsylvania and several other states. On the basis of simple replacement rates, the former Maryland state plan…
Descriptors: Private Sector, Public School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage
Berry, Barnett; Fuller, Ed – Center for Teaching Quality, 2007
In 2007, under the leadership of Superintendent Walter Rulffes and the Clark County Education Association (CCEA), the Clark County School District (CCSD) conducted a web-based survey of all school-based licensed educators in which they were asked to share their perceptions of the state of teaching and learning conditions in the district. It was…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence, Academic Achievement, School Districts
Buddin, Richard; Kapur, Kanika – 2002
Tuition Assistance (TA) is a military-sponsored program that reimburses military members for 75% of the tuition costs of college classes while on active duty in the hope of making military service more attractive to young people and encouraging them to remain in the military. TA's effectiveness was examined by using two models--a bivariate probit…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Influences, Estimation (Mathematics)
Levitan, Mark; Gluck, Robin – 2002
Employment, earnings, and poverty among single mothers in New York City and across the United States in the age of welfare reform were examined to identify goals and recommendations for reauthorization of legislation regulating Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The study indicated that although job holding by single mothers has risen…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Block Grants, Change Strategies, Child Care
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis. – 1989
Beginning in 1985, freshmen enrolled on a part-time basis in associate degree programs in Indiana postsecondary institutions were tracked for eight semesters to determine rates of retention and attrition. In 1985, associate degree-seeking freshmen with a declared major constituted 12% of the total undergraduate population in the state, and 74% of…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Freshmen
Smith, Eric J.; Pellin, Barbara J.; Agruso, Susan A. – 2003
This monograph describes the development, implementation, and outcomes of the full-day, literacy-focused Bright Beginnings program for disadvantaged preschoolers in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in North Carolina. Key components of Bright Beginnings are a child-centered curriculum with strong language development and literacy emphasis,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Comparative Analysis, Economically Disadvantaged
Fine, Kerry Kinney; Lehnertz, Mary Jane – 1991
In 1988, a study was conducted by the Research Department of the Minnesota House of Representatives to examine college student retention and enrollment patterns in the state. Community college retention was examined by tracking the progress of fall 1987 entering freshmen through 1990. Interviews, focusing on students' plans, background,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis
Burr, Marjorie – 1992
In June 1992, Dona Ana Branch Community College (DABCC) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, initiated a self-study to identify changes needed for fuller participation by minorities and women and to establish goals for student, faculty, and staff diversity. The self-study focused on college and program enrollments by gender and ethnicity; recruitment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Affirmative Action, College Attendance