Increasing Persistence Research-Based Strategies for College Student Success

ISBN-10: 0470888431

ISBN-13: 9780470888438

Edition: 2012

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Description: This groundbreaking book offers a compendium on college student persistence that bridges the gap between concept, theory, and research to successful practice. The book is anchored by the American College Testing organization’s What Works in Student Retention survey of 1,100 colleges and universities, which provides insights on the causes of attrition and identifies retention interventions most likely to enhance student persistence. It also includes decision–makers and practitioners with evidence–based interventions and best practices for improving student persistence.

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/21/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Virginia N. Gordon is assistant dean emeritus and adjunct associate professor at The Ohio State University. She is author of Career Advising from Jossey-Bass.Wesley R. Habley directs the American College Testing (ACT) Center for the Enhancement of Educational Practices in Iowa City, Iowa.Thomas J. Grites is assistant to provost at the Richard Stockton of New Jersey in Pomona, New Jersey.

Preface
The Authors
Acknowledgments
What Do We Know About Retention and Persistence to Degree?
Defining, Refining Perspectives on Student Success
Overview of Theoretical Perspectives on Student Success
The Case for Intensified Campus Efforts
The Demographic Challenge
Public and Private Benefits of College
Retention or Recruitment: Examining the Return on Investment
Core Components of Student Success
Institutional Culture and Student Engagement
Academic Preparation
Psychosocial Characteristics
Career Development
Assessing the Impact of Academic, Psychosocial, and Career Development Factors on College Student Success
Proven Student Success Practices
Historical Perspective on What Works in Student Retention
Assessment and Course Placement
Development Education Initiatives
Academic Advising
First-Year Transition Programs
Making Student Success a Priority
Expanding the Retention Framework: Implications for Public and Institutional Policy
Creating a Student Success Culture
Leading the Campus to Student Success
Appendices
What Works in Student Retention, 2004 Survey
What Works in Student Retention?
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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