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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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Geiger, Tray; Pivovarova, Margarita – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Teacher attrition is one of the driving contributors to the shortage of effective teachers internationally and in the United States. The common factors that spur teachers worldwide to leave the profession include low salaries, quality of teacher preparation programs, overwhelming workload, and poor working conditions. In this study, we analyzed…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Mixed Methods Research
Klein, Doris – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research demonstrates that the vocational education sector continues to experience an exceptionally high dropout rate, suggesting the need to further understand why students fail to complete their education. However, it was not known what or how the three key factors of admissions practices, staff leadership skills, and accreditation standards…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Case Studies, Vocational Education, Dropout Rate
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James, Scott; Swan, Karen; Daston, Cassandra – Online Learning, 2016
Online learning continues to grow at post-secondary institutions across the United States, but many question its efficacy, especially for students most at-risk for failure. This paper engages that issue. It examines recent research on the success of community college students who take online classes and explores similar comparisons using 656,258…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Two Year College Students, School Holding Power
Maricopa Community Colleges, 2016
This is the fifth annual Governing Board Monitoring Report that utilizes the Board outcome metrics adopted in 2010 to gauge institutional effectiveness. The Executive Summary focuses primarily on the 11 "Key Metrics." Some general highlights of the report include the following: (1) More students are successfully completing college-level…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Holding Power, Graduation Rate, Remedial Mathematics
Couture, Lori L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Without persistence when enrolled in each online course, it is likely that students will not meet their personal goals of completing a course or earning a degree. Online students are especially susceptible to dropping out. Colleges and universities are interested in identifying factors that impact student retention rates. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Participation, School Holding Power, Electronic Learning
Broughton-Pretti, Regina S. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Native American Indian (NAI) students continue to graduate from college at much lower rates than their peers. However, it was not known how NAI students perceived the lived experiences that positively influenced their ability to continue in their pursuit of a bachelor's degree. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to identify the lived…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Graduation Rate, College Graduates, Racial Differences
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Crow, Michael M. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2012
Michael M. Crow became the 16th president of Arizona State University in July 2002, with the goal of transforming ASU into what he calls a "New American University"--an institution combining the highest levels of academic excellence, inclusiveness to a broad demographic, and maximum societal impact. His view included increasing graduate…
Descriptors: Graduation, College Presidents, Graduation Rate, Interviews
Yu, Chong Ho; DiGangi, Samuel A.; Jannasch-Pennell, Angel; Lo, Wenjuo; Kaprolet, Charles – Online Submission, 2007
Student retention is an important issue for all university administrators and faculty due to the potential negative impact of student attrition. In this study, retention rates will be studied with data from sophomore students who initially enrolled in the 2002 academic year at Arizona State University, following these students through their junior…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Academic Persistence, Dropout Research
Kruse, Heather L. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The researcher for this evaluative study investigated the efficacy and impact of the iStartSmart college success course by examining the first-term retention, fall-to-fall persistence, and three-year completion rates of community college students who enrolled in the one- or three-credit course at a community college in Arizona and the rates of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Improvement Programs, Success
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Suzuki, Anne; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Perry, Nancy J. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2012
This quasi-experimental, action-research study explored a five-week pre-enrollment initiative called the Pathways Summer Bridge (PSB) Program in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU). Theoretically framed and developed using the six components of Tinto's (1993) longitudinal model of institutional…
Descriptors: Control Groups, College Preparation, Summer Programs, Program Descriptions
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Oyler, James D.; Obrzut, John E.; Asbjornsen, Arve E. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
The authors of this current study compared the memory performance of adolescent students with specific reading disabilities (RD) with that of typical adolescent readers on a newly developed verbal learning test, the "Bergen-Tucson Verbal Learning Test" (BTVLT). This multiple trial test was designed to measure memory acquisition,…
Descriptors: Verbal Learning, Memorization, Reading Difficulties, Adolescents
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Johnson-Ahorlu, Robin Nicole – Journal of Negro Education, 2013
The Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) project was designed to contribute much needed knowledge about factors that impact the graduation and retention rates of African Americans and other diverse student populations in higher education. Funded by the Ford Foundation, the DLE explored how campus climate, campus policies, curricular and…
Descriptors: Ethnic Stereotypes, African American Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on how Arizona State University (ASU) pursues transformation on a grand scale while embracing inclusiveness. Michael Crow, Arizona State University's president and idea man, is pushing the institution to innovate and still fulfill its mission to be inclusive. By itself, Arizona State University's transformation over the past…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Grants, Outcomes of Education, Universities
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Hepburn, John R.; Harvey, Angela N. – Crime & Delinquency, 2007
Drug courts routinely rely on the threat of legal sanction to motivate drug-using criminal offenders to enter and complete community-based treatment programs. In light of the high failure rates among drug court participants, what is the effect of the threat of legal sanction on program retention and completion? A quasiexperimental research design…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Criminals, Substance Abuse, Quasiexperimental Design
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