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Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition
As enrollments continue to decline, student retention is increasingly vital to the survival of most colleges and universities. In the second edition of this text, Tinto synthesizes far-ranging
Dropout from Higher Education: A Theoretical Synthesis of Recent Research
Despite the very extensive literature on dropout from higher education, much remains unknown about the nature of the dropout process. In large measure, the failure of past research to delineate more
Classrooms as Communities: Exploring the Educational Character of Student Persistence.
Introduction The college classroom lies at the center of the educational activity structure of institutions of higher education; the educational encounters that occur therein are a major feature of
Research and Practice of Student Retention: What Next?
After reviewing the state of student retention research and practice, past and present, the author looks to the future and identifies three areas of research and practice that call for further
Stages of Student Departure: Reflections on the Longitudinal Character of Student Leaving
Though it has long been recognized that the process of student departure is longitudinal [37, 38, 41], researchers have in fact done very little to explore the temporal dimensions of that process.
Completing College: Rethinking Institutional Action
Even as the number of students attending college has more than doubled in the past forty years, it is still the case that nearly half of all college students in the United States will not complete
Colleges as Communities: Taking Research on Student Persistence Seriously
What would our colleges and universities look like if we took seriously the research on student persistence? What reforms in organization and pedagogy would we pursue if we used the findings on the
Taking Retention Seriously: Rethinking the First Year of College
Efforts on most campuses do not go far enough to promote student retention, especially for first-year students. Add-on classes that are disconnected from one another cannot give students the cohesive