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Aljohani, Othman – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
One of the major issues that concerns tertiary institutions around the world is the student retention rate. In general, higher rates of completion give more positive image about the academic, administrative and financial statues of these institutions. However, improving the student completion and retention rates can be a challenging task. One way…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Academic Persistence, International Studies
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Martin, Gregory; Nakata, Vicky; Nakata, Martin; Day, Andrew – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
The promise of higher education remains elusive for many Indigenous students in Australia. To date, institutional efforts to improve the persistence and retention of Indigenous students have been largely piecemeal, poorly integrated and designed to remediate skill deficits. Yet, market-led expansion of Australian higher education is driving…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Indigenous Populations, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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de Freitas, Sara Isabella; Morgan, John; Gibson, David – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been the subject of much polarised debate around their potential to transform higher education in terms of opening access. Although MOOCs have been attracting large learner cohorts, concerns have emerged from the early evidence base centring upon issues of quality in learning and teaching provision, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Education, Online Courses, Learner Engagement
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Parameswaran, Ashvin; Bowers, Jack – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
There is a long history of universities perceiving residences as pivotal in the learning process. Over the last 50 years, the nature and efficacy of residential environments as an educational tool have been extensively researched. However, within some sections of the tertiary residential sector, in the United States, the United Kingdom, New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, On Campus Students, College Housing, Academic Achievement
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Aljohani, Othman – Higher Education Studies, 2016
Student retention rate has been a major concern for tertiary institutions around the world since the establishment of formal education. Generally speaking, not every student completes his or her study program. Although students fail to graduate for different reasons, some of them choose to voluntarily withdraw from their study programs. This might…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Academic Persistence, Literature Reviews
Dougherty, Kevin J.; Reddy, Vikash – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2011
Over the past three decades policymakers have been seeking new ways to secure improved performance from higher education institutions. One popular approach has been performance funding, which involves use of a formula to tie funding to institutional performance on specified indicators. This report reviews findings from studies on performance…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Ulriksen, Lars; Madsen, Lene Moller; Holmegaard, Henriette T. – Studies in Science Education, 2010
In this paper we provide an overview of the literature on understandings of drop out/opt out from science, technology and mathematics (STM) higher education programmes. After outlining the literature on students leaving higher education programmes in general, we then explore the research on drop out/opt out from STM programmes in particular, with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Prior Learning, Young Adults, Organizational Change
Bailey, Thomas; Alfonso, Mariana; Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Jenkins, Davis; Kienzl, Gregory; Leinbach, Tim – Community College Research Center, 2004
Community colleges are a crucial point of access to higher education for low-income, minority, and other underserved students. These groups are overrepresented (with respect to their share of undergraduate enrollment) in two year and less than two year post secondary institutions. The community college access mission is built on low tuition, …
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Low Income Groups, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
Colorado State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Denver. – 1995
Based on background research, interviews, and a public hearing held in Durango (Colorado) in March 1993, this report addresses issues regarding minority retention at Fort Lewis College in Durango and, to a lesser extent, at Adams State College in Alamosa. Due to limited information about Adams State College, none of the recommendations address…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, American Indian Education, College Students, Colleges
Wald, Judy L. – 1996
This paper identifies issues associated with the supply and demand of culturally and linguistically diverse teaching professionals, particularly special educators. It notes an alarming disparity between the supply and the demand of special education teaching professionals representing diverse populations. First, data on general and special…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Cultural Differences, Data Collection, Disabilities
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