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The first year: A cultural shift towards improving student progress

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dc.contributor.author Jobe, Becky
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-13T14:36:03Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-13T14:36:03Z
dc.date.issued 2016 spa
dc.identifier.citation Jobe, B. (2016). The first year: A cultural shift towards improving student progress. HLRC. Higher Learning Research Communications, 6(1), 10-20. spa
dc.identifier.issn 21576254
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5139
dc.description.abstract Student attrition has been a primary focus among higher education institutions for nearly 50 years, yet overall retention and graduation rates continue to be of significant concern. Despite increased attention, ongoing struggles of colleges and universities to effectively address potential barriers to student progress are well-documented. Part of the challenge lies in garnering widespread organizational commitment that establishes student progress as an institutional priority. Along with leadership commitment, broad institutional involvement and adherence to a systematic approach to testing new, innovative solutions are necessary to better position the institution to make clear, evidence-based decisions that improve the student experience. The purpose of this manuscript is to detail one university’s cultural shift towards establishing a clear student progress strategy (with particular focus on the first year), and the methodological approach that laid the foundation for a multi-year study of initiatives that resulted in improved student satisfaction, performance, and retention. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.subject.other Student progress spa
dc.subject.other Retention initiatives spa
dc.title The first year: A cultural shift towards improving student progress spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact No data (2016) spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.18870/hlrc.v6i1.305
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Enseñanza superior – Innovaciones spa
dc.subject.unesco Enseñanza superior spa
dc.subject.unesco Desarrollo de las habilidades spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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