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Guthrie, Larry F. – 1992
This paper summarizes evaluation data of at-risk student outcomes within the California State University (CSU) System in terms of student retention and academic performance. Findings concerning student retention are presented in the following areas: retention by ethnicity and by admission basis; retention by entering test performance; and the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Academic Persistence, Comparative Analysis
California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor. – 1983
The report is a comprehensive and descriptive reference source for California State University (CSU) administrators interested in various aspects of ethnic data. Section I is an introduction. Section II presents ethnic data drawn from the 1980 California census, discusses some of the problems in the use and interpretation of such data, and lists…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students
Hector, Judith H.; Hector, Mark A. – 1992
This paper reports on research that examined longitudinal data on students entering Tennessee Board of Regents institutions of higher education after the implementation of a state-mandated developmental studies program. The program identifies and helps at-risk students to persist in college to graduation. Data analysis is presented from a 1986…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, College Preparation
State Univ. of New York, Saratoga Springs. Empire State Coll. – 1982
This position paper was written to answer a series of basic questions frequently asked about attrition and retention at Empire State College (ESC), New York. The questions addressed in the report are: (1) What is the attrition rate at ESC? (2) How does ESC's attrition rate compare to other colleges? (3) Who are the leavers? (4) When does attrition…
Descriptors: College Students, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Higher Education
Rendon, Laura I. – 1994
This paper examines the educational situation of minority and poor students within the nation's K-12 and higher educational system. It stresses that poor and minority children are the most underserved in America, that they still attend segregated and under-funded schools, that their drop out rate continues to be high, and that those who do manage…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Educational Improvement
Kerlin, Scott P. – 1993
Providing an overview of research in the areas of diversity and multiculturalism among students and faculty in postsecondary institutions, this report examines: (1) changes in ethnicity among college students nationwide, including enrollment, participation, and completion rates by ethnic group; (2) participation, retention, and graduation rates by…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Cultural Pluralism
Lamb, Ainslie – 1993
The expansion of higher education in the 1960s from an elite to a mass activity has led inevitably to a demand that higher education be responsive and accountable to the wider community. There are several approaches to evaluation of quality and economic effectiveness in higher education institutions and programs. In the mid-1980s, Australia's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
Towles, David E.; And Others – 1993
Student-faculty contact is widely accepted as influencing retention within campus-based programs. The difficulties of implementing such contact within a distance learning environment magnify its importance as a topic for investigation. This study sought to evaluate the effect of faculty initiated contacts on student persistence within a large…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Distance Education
Roark, Mary L. – 1983
Part-time campus employment benefits the student, not only financially, but by helping to clarify career goals, and by providing an opportunity to apply classroom learning to work settings. Students gain a sense of themselves as workers, coming to know their skills, interests and limitations. Job placement prospects, whether for temporary or…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Role, College Students, Employment Programs
Cuseo, Joseph B. – 1991
This report provides a conceptual framework for guiding decisions regarding the administrative delivery and course content of the freshman orientation seminar. The proposed framework relies heavily on empirical evidence generated by college-level research in the areas of student retention, student learning and academic achievement, and student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), College Freshmen, Coping
Williams, Bruce – 1993
This paper examines the issue of the responsibility of higher education institutions (HEIs) for and response to rising unemployment rates and economic decline within Australian society. It presents an analysis of the salary and employment status of college graduates over time, revealing that types of graduates with initially high levels of…
Descriptors: College Role, Course Selection (Students), Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand
Webb, Janis – 1993
Recent changes to the student profile in higher education and calls for improved graduation rates and better quality graduates have caused consternation among academics. Greater access to higher education by non-traditional groups is supported both ideologically and pragmatically. However, the disparate needs of such a student population has led…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards, Access to Education