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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
Ethnic Data and Higher Education: A Reference Guide for the California State University. A Student Affirmative Action Report.
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
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