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McNairy, Francine G. – New Directions for Student Services, 1996
Examines challenges in retaining students of color and the urge by some reformers to "fix the student" rather than focusing on institutional change. Argues that institutional commitment to retention entails a willingness to revise policies, power relationships, curriculum, support services, campus climate, and environment. Offers recommendations…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Environment, College Students, Higher Education
Ramist, Leonard – 1981
Research on college student attrition and retention is reviewed. Overall dropout rates and the reasons students give for dropping out are examined, and an attempt is made to assess the outcomes of going straight through college, as opposed to dropping out, temporarily leaving school, and not going to college at all. The demographic, academic,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Attendance, College Environment, College Programs
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