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Warner, Zachary; Neater, William; Clark, Lauren; Lee, Jon – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
Academic coaching is growing as a form of retention support, but questions surrounding what coaching should be continue to limit its potential. We argue that a resolution lies in increasing alignment between coaching practice, retention theory, and motivation, and that peer-led coaching guided by motivational interviewing offers a potentially…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Theory Practice Relationship, Motivation Techniques, Interviews
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Boretz, Elizabeth – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
In this descriptive study, the use of a midsemester Success Workshop is evaluated within the context of the persistence and motivation of students placed on academic probation in a state university between 2005 and 2010. Elements of the Success Workshop are described. The self-assessments, workshop evaluation results, and other institutional data…
Descriptors: Research Universities, At Risk Students, Academic Probation, Academic Persistence
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Reinheimer, David; McKenzie, Kelly – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
A cohort of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undeclared freshmen at a medium-sized university in Pennsylvania was used to study the relationship between tutoring and the retention rates and decision paths of undeclared students. Undeclared students who did and did not receive tutoring were tracked over four years to determine rate and…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Persistence, Program Effectiveness, Tutoring
Lee, Kathryn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2007
Case study learning was integrated into a course designed to improve students' potential for academic success and increase student retention. Case studies related to self-regulation of behavior, motivation, and cognition for academic tasks were used to prompt students' critical thinking and facilitate deep learning of self-regulation topics,…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies, Thinking Skills
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Ryan, Michael P.; Glenn, Patricia A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2004
This paper presents an analysis of two common seminar formats: those based on learning- strategies interventions and those based on academic socialization interventions. The results of a natural experiment allowed a comparison of the retention impact of a strategy-based seminar and a socialization-focused seminar. For both more and less…
Descriptors: Seminars, Socialization, Learning Strategies, Class Rank