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An institutional approach to developing a culture of student persistence

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dc.contributor.author Burkholder, Gary J.
dc.contributor.author Lenio, Jim
dc.contributor.author Holland, Nicole
dc.contributor.author Jobe, Rebecca
dc.contributor.author Seidman, Alan
dc.contributor.author Neal, Diane
dc.contributor.author Middlebrook, Jimmy
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-26T19:11:28Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-26T19:11:28Z
dc.date.issued 2013 spa
dc.identifier.citation Burkholder, G. J., Lenio, J., Holland, N., Jobe, R., Seidman, A., Neal, D., Middlebrook, J. (2013). An institutional approach to developing a culture of student persistence. HLRC. Higher Learning Research Communications, 3(3), 16-39. spa
dc.identifier.issn 21576254
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/4600
dc.description.abstract There continues to be increasing focus on college student retention and persistence. This focus is coming from the United States federal government, accrediting organizations, and from students, parents and the public. Given the spiraling costs of education and the fact that retention rates have not improved over time, various stakeholders are concerned about the value of a higher education credential. The purpose of this manuscript is to describe the efforts of a for-profit, distance education institution to focus its resources, in an evidence-based manner, on retention and to develop a culture of retention and persistence throughout the institution. The literature review and analysis of internal initiatives demonstrates that (a) institutions must make a commitment to retention, include retention efforts as part of its strategic plan, and provide resources to support retention efforts; (b) mastery of knowledge of the research on retention and persistence is critical for designing evidence-based interventions; and (c) institutions should identify, develop, and implement pilot projects aimed at improving student progress and share results to help stimulate development of best practices throughout higher education. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.subject.other Retention spa
dc.subject.other Institutional approaches spa
dc.title An institutional approach to developing a culture of student persistence spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact No data (2013) spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.18870/hlrc.v3i3.120
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Enseñanza superior spa
dc.subject.unesco Enseñanza superior spa
dc.subject.unesco Desarrollo de las habilidades spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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