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Increasing persistence : research-based strategies for college student success

Author: Wesley R Habley; Jennifer L Bloom; Steven B Robbins
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Imprint, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wesley R Habley; Jennifer L Bloom; Steven B Robbins
ISBN: 9780470888438 0470888431
OCLC Number: 767563962
Description: xxxiv, 475 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Defining, refining perspectives on student success --
Overview of theoretical perspectives on student success --
The demographic challenge --
Public and private benefits of college --
Retention or recruitment : Examining the return on investment --
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 --
Historical perspective on what works in student retention --
Assessment and course placement --
Development education initiatives --
Academic advising --
First-year transition programs --
Expanding the retention framework : Implications for public and institutional policy --
Creating a student success culture --
Leading the campus to student success --
What works in student retention, 2004 survey --
What works in student retention?
Responsibility: Wesley R. Habley, Jennifer L. Bloom, Steve Robbins.

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What really works in student retention? Increasing Persistence offers a compendium on college student persistence that bridges the gaps between theory, research, and successful practice. Anchored by  Read more...
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