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Wesley R. Habley is principal associate in educational services and coordinator of State Organizations at ACT, Inc. He is also coeditor of Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook from Jossey-Bass.
Jennifer L. Bloom is clinical professor and director of the Master's Degree Program in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina.
Steve Robbins is principal research scientist in the Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success. Formerly, Robbins served as vice president of research at ACT, and as professor and chair of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Table of Contents
|The Authors||p. xxix|
|What Do We Know About Retention and Persistence to Degree?||p. 1|
|Defining, Refining Perspectives on Student Success||p. 3|
|Overview of Theoretical Perspectives on Student Success||p. 19|
|The Case for Intensified Campus Efforts||p. 41|
|The Demographic Challenge||p. 43|
|Public and Private Benefits of College||p. 63|
|Retention or Recruitment: Examining the Return on Investment||p. 79|
|Core Components of Student Success||p. 99|
|Institutional Culture and Student Engagement||p. 101|
|Academic Preparation||p. 117|
|Psychosocial Characteristics||p. 137|
|Career Development||p. 161|
|Assessing the Impact of Academic, Psychosocial, and Career Development Factors on College Student Success||p. 181|
|Proven Student Success Practices||p. 211|
|Historical Perspective on What Works in Student Retention||p. 213|
|Assessment and Course Placement||p. 235|
|Development Education Initiatives||p. 255|
|Academic Advising||p. 283|
|First-Year Transition Programs||p. 311|
|Making Student Success a Priority||p. 335|
|Expanding the Retention Framework: Implications for Public and Institutional Policy||p. 337|
|Creating a Student Success Culture||p. 363|
|Leading the Campus to Student Success||p. 383|
|What Works in Student Retention, 2004 Survey||p. 397|
|What Works in Student Retention?||p. 411|
|Name Index||p. 453|
|Subject Index||p. 459|
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