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Ravulo, Jioji – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
There is a need for culturally relevant and appropriate retention programs within a climate of ever-increasing neo-liberalism that is seeking to change the very nature and underlying rationale of higher education. This article is posited alongside the reflections of past and current university students, who highlight various socio-economic and…
Descriptors: College Students, School Holding Power, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Cahillane, Marie; MacLean, Piers; Smy, Victoria – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Periods of no practice in performing a technical procedure may impact on the retention of the procedural skills required to produce VLE content. This exploratory paper reports a case study into the application of a validated skills retention model, the User Decision Aid (UDA). Use of the UDA results in a series of indicative retention rates…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Retention (Psychology)
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Wade, Nathaniel L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Student success measurements for 4-year institutions of higher education are a topic of importance for numerous stakeholders including prospective and current students, parents, staff, faculty, administrators, governing boards, policymakers, and citizens. Common measures of student success are retention rates and 4- and 6-year graduation rates.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, College Students
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Taylor, Janet A.; van Eyk, Tina; Syme, Suzi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In Australia access to university studies is supported through students' participation in government funded, pre-award programmes called 'enabling' programmes. These programmes allow students to meet university entry requirements and are designed to prepare students for the rigours of study. This article explores the performance and experience of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Grade Point Average
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Miller, Lisa – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study expanded on previous models that looked primarily at student and support factors related to student retention and examined other stakeholder group functions not previously reviewed in relation to student retention. The research question assumed that greater faculty participation in campus decision-making and faculty satisfaction would…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Academic Persistence, Teacher Influence
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Burke, Adam – College and University, 2019
This literature review examines student retention in higher education institutions. Specifically, it looks at the background and history of student retention, three student retention theories, and current literature on student retention within the social system. The three theories are Spady's (1970, 1971) Undergraduate Dropout Process Model,…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Models, Higher Education, Learner Engagement
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2019
This Information Capsule reviews the research conducted on elementary level grade retention. Research findings on the effect of retention on elementary students' outcomes are inconsistent. One widely accepted conclusion is that when retention occurs, it should be accompanied by additional interventions designed to increase students' academic…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Social Development
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Hunter, Matthew Pryor; Wilson, Joel Eric – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
With the increased numbers of dual enrollment students across the country as well as various state initiatives to increase retention among the student population at large, institutions face great challenges when balancing the many initiatives incumbent upon them. However, Tennessee, a state leader in both the free community college and dual…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Clayton, Karley; Wessel, Roger D.; McAtee, Jim; Knight, William E. – Journal of Career Development, 2019
The purpose of the study was to investigate how promoting participation in KEY Careers, a career intervention program available to all incoming matriculates, influenced 1-year retention and 4-year graduation rates compared to nonparticipants at a singular institution. Archival data of 14,099 matriculates from the 2011-2014 freshman fall cohorts…
Descriptors: Career Development, Employment Services, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power
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Barrett-Tatum, Jennifer; Ashworth, Kristen; Scales, David – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
South Carolina's Read to Succeed Law (RTS) is different than the other 15 states' literacy-based third grade retention laws. It mandates literacy intervention training for in-service and pre-service teachers. Research indicates academic gains from retention are short-lived, diminishing over time and increasing drop-out rates. Through a statewide…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Literacy, Educational Policy, Grade 3
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Farhan, Bayan Yousef – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2019
Academic institutions invest significant sums of money to serve their students and to influence their decisions to stay. This study sheds light on the challenge for academic institutions to allocate their investments to keep students and enhance their retention rates. This study aims to investigate whether or not providing academic services has…
Descriptors: College Administration, Decision Making, School Holding Power, Academic Support Services
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Maiorana, Zachary; Bogus, Ian; Miller, Mary; Nadal, Jacob; Risseeuw, Katie; Teper, Jennifer Hain – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This paper's review of current issues in shared print retention and preservation identifies such shared issues as the cataloging and validation, retention and withdrawal of holdings, loss rates, current condition of holdings, recommendations for the number of copies to retain, and storage environments. Library institutions require a communitywide…
Descriptors: Preservation, Shared Resources and Services, Cataloging, Library Materials
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Babo, Gerard; Petty, Douglas J. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
This study investigated the impact of a New Jersey middle school principal's length of service and a middle school's socioeconomic classification on teacher retention rates for the 2016-2017 school year. Surprisingly, the results of a two-way factorial ANOVA indicated that NJ middle schools with a socioeconomic status classification of middle to…
Descriptors: Principals, Middle Schools, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Persistence
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Rennar-Potacco, Donna; Orellana, Anymir; Chen, Peter; Salazar, Andres – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This article presents findings of a study conducted to determine the impact of academic support provided through videoconferencing on the academic outcomes of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics students enrolled in high-risk science courses in higher education. A quasi-experimental nonequivalent posttest only design was employed to…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Outcomes of Education, STEM Education, Synchronous Communication
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Stone, Cathy; O'Shea, Sarah – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The university student population in Australia contains increasing numbers of older students returning to learning after a significant gap in their educational journey. Many are choosing to enrol online to combine their studies with other time-consuming responsibilities. This article examines the nature of this online student experience with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Adult Students, Online Courses
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