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Culp, Marguerite McGann, Ed.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling to meet the needs of, and improve persistence and completion rates for, this significant student population. "Increasing Adult Learner Persistence and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students
Morgan, Michelle, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The landscape of higher education (HE) has dramatically altered in the past 30 years and it continues to evolve and change. More students are entering HE and attending university or college on a global scale than ever before. Supporting and enhancing the undergraduate student experience across the student lifecycle, from first contact through to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Student Experience
Nutt, Diane, Ed.; Calderon, Denis, Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2009
Students around the globe have unique first-year experiences but struggle with many of the same challenges. This monograph focuses on their journeys and provides insights for educators interested in learning about how institutions across the globe provide supports to students dealing with first-year transition issues. Based on the successful…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Studies, Program Attitudes, College Freshmen
Braxton, John M.; Hirschy, Amy S.; McClendon, Shederick A. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2004
Student departure is a long-standing problem to colleges and universities. Approximately 45 percent of students enrolled in two-year colleges depart during their first year, and approximately one out of four students departs from a four-year college or university. The authors advance a serious revision of Tinto's popular interactionalist theory to…
Descriptors: Dropout Research, Commuter Colleges, Academic Persistence, Interdisciplinary Approach
Cohen, Arthur M.; Brawer, Florence B. – 1996
This book provides a comprehensive overview of community college education in the United States, emphasizing trends affecting two-year colleges in the past decade. Chapter 1 identifies social forces contributing to the development and expansion of community colleges and the continuing changes in institutional purpose. Chapter 2 examines shifting…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Administration, College Curriculum, College Faculty