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Cobane, Craig T.; Jennings, Audra – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2017
High-impact educational practices (HIPs) have long been central to honors pedagogy. From undergraduate research to service learning, study abroad, internships, and writing-intensive courses, these practices shape the honors educational experience and influence retention successes in honors. These practices also inform the synergy between honors…
Descriptors: Success, Educational Practices, Strategic Planning, College Planning
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Day, Martha M.; Donahue, Tara; Duffin, Lisa C. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The Graduate Kentucky Teach (GSKyTeach) program is designed to prepare new math and science teachers in high-need secondary schools by completing nine graduate-level courses and a year-long residency. A quasi-experimental design has been employed to assess the extent to which GSKyTeach participants demonstrate differential outcomes in classroom…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Teacher Recruitment, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2017
Preparing students for transfer to a four-year college or university is a core function of community colleges. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), which is comprised of 16 colleges with over 70 campuses, plays a major role in promoting student mobility between the two-year and four-year sectors of postsecondary education…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Public Colleges
White, George M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the levels of self-efficacy and hope of the students at-risk that participated in a college program with multiple retention initiatives. The students selected were identified as students at-risk due to their high school GPAs and standardized test scores. The initiative focused on enhancing their self-efficacy and hope through…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Self Efficacy, African American Students
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Lochmiller, Chad R.; Sugimoto, Thomas J.; Muller, Patricia A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2016
The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the rates of retention, mobility, and attrition for classroom teachers in Kentucky public schools, as well as how those rates might vary by various teacher and school characteristics. The study looks at retention, defined as teachers returning to their same classroom ("stayers");…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Public Schools
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Stocker, Brandi L. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2018
This comparative study examined the academic success rates of online graduate nursing students by comparing final grades to the on-campus cohort of graduate nursing students prior to the program transitioning online. Analysis was conducted by identifying and comparing final course grades in 4 required Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) courses…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Masters Programs, Comparative Analysis, Graduate Students
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Courtney, Matthew B. – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2019
In 2018, Kentucky began the implementation of a new school accountability system. Like other states across the nation, Kentucky's new system was designed to bring state policy into alignment with federal changes brought about by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. In addition to the creation of new school improvement labels, Kentucky's…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Persistence
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Jones, Willis A.; Braxton, John M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
College student retention has been and continues to be one of the most important issues facing the higher education community. Despite this importance, little is known about the type and methodological rigor of institutional efforts to increase student retention. This article presents the findings of a study which attempted to gain a clearer…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Dropout Research
Tudor, Daniel David – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Online education has grown significantly both in the number of courses offered and the number of degrees offered. The delivery format is being fueled by a student population that is growing more non-traditional. Work and family obligations dictate that classes are offered in a format that meets the needs of the students. The growth of universities…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power, Undergraduate Students
Matika, Richard – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Online mathematics courses at Somerset Community College (SCC) have traditionally had a lower retention rate than their in-person counterparts. This study looked at online and in-person students at SCC in the courses "Intermediate Algebra" and "College Algebra." Beginning of semester student demographics were considered to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Algebra, Online Courses
Blakely, Christopher W. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2015), between 1996 and 2008, Black (African-American may be used interchangeably with Black, as defined through this study) college students had the lowest graduation rates among racial groups at four-year public institutions. Furthermore, more recent provisional data from the National…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Attitudes, Institutional Characteristics, Whites
Robertson, Luv'Tesha L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the impact first-year experience courses have on first-year student performance when enrolled in these courses at public community and technical colleges in Kentucky. The target population for this research study was composed of freshman students participating in the course compared to students not participating in the same…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Technical Institutes, Qualitative Research, Community Colleges
Rush, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Universities are challenged with finding ways to motivate the increasing number of diverse students so that the largest number of students can be expected to succeed. University success is measured by retention and graduation rates, which affect profit. A lack of academic motivation among increasingly diverse students influences student retention,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, College Students, Gender Differences
Jepsen, Christopher; Patel, Darshak; Troske, Kenneth – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2010
Policymakers are becoming increasingly concerned about the high percentage of students who attend postsecondary education without completing a degree. Researchers have studied numerous potential determinants of retention behavior for postsecondary students, such as financial aid, socioeconomic status, academic preparedness, academic and social…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Student Employment, Income, School Holding Power
Wilson, Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the effect of the NOVA program, a Students Support Services program at Eastern Kentucky University, on academic success for first-generation and low-income college students. An archival database was used to identify differences in the level of academic success among first-year students in the NOVA program from fall-to-fall of…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Program Effectiveness, College Students, Academic Achievement
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