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Sharrock, Peta; Lockyer, Helen – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2008
Literature relating to Indigenous Australian students in higher education highlights the need for improving the retention rates of Indigenous students in Australian universities. A cause for concern has been the increasing numbers of Indigenous Australian people experiencing lower progress and completion rates in comparison to non-Indigenous…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Risk, Foreign Countries
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Walters, Giovanna; Kanak, Ashley – Honors in Practice, 2016
Orienting and welcoming first-year students to campus and to honors programs are often key components of program development. At an institutional level, successful orientation programs can positively affect retention rates from the first to second year. The greater a student's involvement and integration into the life of the university, the less…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Peer Groups, Mentors, College Students
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Jang, Sunghoon – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
We are on a threshold of a revolution in technology education where human knowledge is increasing at an extremely rapid rate. In the wake of these technological advancements, the required workforce skills and competencies are constantly changing. This combination of human knowledge and technological advancements is placing a demand on educators to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Higher Education, Extracurricular Activities, Career Readiness
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Wayt, Lindsay K.; LaCost, Barbara Y. – Educational Considerations, 2016
The introduction of performance-based state funding of higher education can be traced to the late 1970s which eliminated bonuses, and replaced regular state funding in part or completely, with funding tied to achievement of state-defined performance goals, which often include student outcomes, like graduation and retention rates. In this article,…
Descriptors: State Aid, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Higher Education
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Christie, Belinda A.; Miller, Kelly K.; Cooke, Raylene; White, John G. – Environmental Education Research, 2015
The slow uptake of Education for Sustainability (EfS) curricula in universities has, partly, been attributed to academics' perceptions that EfS has little relevance within some disciplines. Understanding teaching academics' attitudes, values and experiences of EfS across disciplines can inform future EfS efforts in higher education. This paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, World Views
Barry, Melissa; Mathies, Charles – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2011
This study was conducted at a research-extensive public university in the southeastern United States. It examined the retention and completion of master's degree students across numerous disciplines. Results were derived from a series of descriptive statistics, T-tests, and a series of binary logistic regression models. The findings from binary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Graduate Study, Role
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2010
This paper discusses the importance of institutionalizing practices that promote equitable outcomes for all students within the vast California Community College (CCC) system. The CCC system, which annually provides educational opportunities for almost three million students, exists at the heart of the state economy and future labor pool. Because…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 2004
The Access and Equity Program vision is to achieve educational equity for all students and faculty in higher education. Success in college should not be affected by a student's race. Minority enrollment should be at least proportional to the minority population in South Carolina and minority graduation rates should be comparable to the graduation…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Enrollment, Graduation Rate, Minority Groups
Chaney, Bradford; Farris, Elizabeth – 1991
A survey was conducted to evaluate nationally the retention of undergraduates at institutions of higher education. In particular the survey sought to: determine the rates at which full-time students persisted in and completed higher education; identify factors that institutional representatives felt influence students to leave school; and describe…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Attendance
Daigle, Stephen L. – 1979
Student attrition rates and retention efforts in the California State University and Colleges (CSUC) are summarized to assist policymakers and planners. Extensive supplementary materials are also provided, including four questionnaires, campus statistics, and worksheets for predicting withdrawal. Summaries for the 19 campuses of CSUC provide an…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, Change Strategies, College Attendance
Burke, Janet P.; And Others – 1986
The "Progress Reports" program, which is designed to improve freshmen retention rates at the University of Lowell, is discussed. Attention is directed to program objectives, rating system, program evaluation, student and faculty attitudes about the program, and student grades and retention rates. The program is designed to: (1) encourage…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Feedback, Grades (Scholastic)
Wells, Robert N., Jr. – 1997
Thirty two-year and four-year colleges and universities from among the 91 serving the largest percentage of Native American students were surveyed as a follow-up to a similar survey in 1988. The purpose was to obtain data on Native Americans enrolled in higher education and to ascertain what factors contribute to their success or failure. It was…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, College Environment, College Programs, Enrollment
Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver. – 1990
This study evaluated the first phase of a three-phase project to improve baccalaureate achievement rates of minority students in Colorado. The activities of the first phase included gathering more and better data on the progress of students, analyzing those data, and using that analysis to choose and visit institutions that seem to be succeeding…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Administrator Attitudes, College Students
Marriott, Helen; And Others – 1994
The report on the status of Japanese language teaching in Australia gives a broad view of Japanese study and discusses current educational issues in some detail. An introductory chapter offers a brief overview of the history, objectives, and issues of Japanese language instruction in Australia. The second chapter details features of instructional…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Graduates, College Students, Cultural Awareness
Wood, John J. – 1988
One of the working papers in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness, this report describes a study evaluating the effort by Arizona's universities to recruit and graduate minority students. Current outcomes and recent trends are noted along with the general strengths and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks
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