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Netanda, Rendani Sipho; Mamabolo, Joel; Themane, Mahlapahlapana – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Despite numerous supports for undergraduates, low success rate has been a growing concern in the South African university system. Guided by Moore's [1993. "Theory of Transactional Distance." In "Theoretical Principles of Distance Education," edited by Keegan, 22-38. London: Routledge.] transactional distance theory, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services, Intervention
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Fraser, Kym; Ryan, Yoni – International Journal for Academic Development, 2012
Although it can be argued that directors of central academic development units (ADUs) are critical to the implementation of university teaching and learning strategies, it would appear there is a high director turnover rate. While research in the USA, the UK, and Australia illustrates that ADUs are frequently closed or restructured, that research…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Foreign Countries, Administrative Change, Occupational Mobility
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Carpi, Anthony; Ronan, Darcy M.; Falconer, Heather M.; Boyd, Heather H.; Lents, Nathan H. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2013
Retention rates of undergraduates at large urban universities serving minority populations have been problematic, especially among students in science and technology fields. John Jay College of Criminal Justice has designed a cohesive collegiate retention program according to the Tinto model of retention. This article details the strategies…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Hillman, Nicholas W.; Tandberg, David A.; Fryar, Alisa H. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
In 2007, Washington adopted the Student Achievement Initiative, a statewide performance accountability system designed to improve retention rates and degree productivity among community colleges. Using difference-in-differences analysis, we found that the policy change has had little immediate effect on retention rates or associate's degree…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Higher Education, Accountability, Community Colleges
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Miller, Andrew; Schulz, Samantha – English in Australia, 2014
Literacy teachers in schools and universities share a common goal: to prepare students with the "literacies" they need to succeed in and beyond educational settings. In a "widening-participation" era universities must increase and expand their literacy offerings to help students make the most of their university experiences. At…
Descriptors: Models, Multiple Literacies, Critical Literacy, Guidelines
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Gale, Trevor; Parker, Stephen – European Educational Research Journal, 2017
In the global phenomenon of widening participation policy in higher education, lower retention rates for students from less advantaged socio-economic circumstances have potential to undermine the social inclusion agenda of HE. This might be an issue in Europe but is not necessarily the case elsewhere. In this paper we consider statistical data on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Access to Education
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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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Söderlind, Johan; Geschwind, Lars – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
This paper examines whether subject-specific admission tests may allow Swedish higher education institutions to admit better-performing students. The performance of students admitted via a mathematics and physics aptitude test was reviewed with a focus on activity, retention, and credits earned, and the results were compared with students admitted…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Aptitude Tests, Physics, Science Tests
Curtin, Kathleen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Today higher education in the United States faces the challenges of increased demand and escalating cost in the face of stagnant graduation rates. Of particular interest to the public are tax payer supported postsecondary institutions. The traditional method of funding public colleges and universities based on enrollment has shifted in 32 states…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Higher Education, Performance
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Bir, Beth; Myrick, Mondrail – Journal of Developmental Education, 2015
This study considered whether participation in a rigorous, intense summer bridge program had a significant effect on the academic success of African-American male and female students in developmental education, compared to nonparticipants, at a four-year Historically Black University in terms of retention, progression, and graduation from…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Higher Education, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth; Frolich, Nicoline; Aamodt, Per Olaf – European Journal of Education, 2013
European universities are facing demands for better student retention, especially in countries where state funding is no longer based on the number of students, but on the number of graduates. An extensive literature on retention focuses on the characteristics of students who leave higher education without a degree. Much less is known about the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Universities, Higher Education
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Reyes, Maria Elena – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2012
In an effort to increase the retention rates of college sophomores in a Hispanic Serving Institution in south Texas, university administrators created and implemented a successful peer mentoring model, the Sophomore Academic Mentoring (SAM) Program. Results suggest that the program has contributed to an increase in retention for second year,…
Descriptors: College Students, Mentors, Higher Education, School Holding Power
University of North Carolina General Administration, 2016
This report provides system-level graduation and retention rates for the University of North Carolina (UNC), with campus-level and corresponding peer benchmarks appended. Where possible, corresponding national rates are reported as well. In nearly all measures, UNC surpasses these national rates. In addition to overall graduation rates, this…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Age Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Academic Persistence
University of North Carolina General Administration, 2015
This report provides system-level graduation and retention rates for the University of North Carolina (UNC), with campus-level and corresponding peer benchmarks appended. Where possible, corresponding national rates are reported as well. In nearly all measures, UNC surpasses these national rates. Measuring rates of student retention and graduation…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate, Higher Education, Time to Degree
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Grier-Reed, Tabitha; Arcinue, Ferdinand; Inman, Evetta – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Comparing retention rates for 91 Black women and 56 Black men who participated in the African American Student Network with 68 women and 36 men who were randomly selected from the population of Black undergraduates at a Midwestern university, we included an analysis of covariance to control for ACT score and first-term grade point average. Results…
Descriptors: Intervention, African American Students, School Holding Power, Undergraduate Students
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