9780787972479

Retaining Minority Students in Higher Education: A Framework for Success ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787972479

  • ISBN10:

    0787972479

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-12-30
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Summary

In the last decade, the rates of enrollment and retention of many students of color have declined. Access and completion rates for African American, Hispanic, and Native American students have always lagged behind white and Asian students, as have those for low-income students and students with disabilities. Because students of color often make up a much smaller percentage of students in studies, their experiences and needs are often lost and go undetected.As the authors note, the United States will become significantly less white over the next fifty years, so these issues are becoming more urgent. We must have institution-wide programs to improve the graduation rates of minority students. Pre-college preparation, admission policies, affirmative action, and financial aid are important factors, but campus-wide support, from the chancellor's office to the classroom, is critical to success.This ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report is intended as a reference for key stakeholders regarding the realities of and strategies for student retention. It is our hope that it will serve as a compass for those with the complex task of improving retention.

Table of Contents

Foreword xv
Acknowledgments xvii
Postsecondary Opportunity
1(42)
The Growing Importance of a College Degree
04(5)
Moving from Access to Success
09(2)
Diagnosisthe Numbers: The Education Pipeline for Racial and Ethnic Minorities
11(19)
Diversity 101: Affirmative Action in America
30(13)
Why Students Leave College
43(32)
Models of Student Progression
43(8)
Factors Related to Retention
51(24)
A Framework for Retention
75(38)
A New Perspective on Student Integration
75(2)
Three Forces Affecting Student Persistence and Achievement
77(2)
The Model in Practice
79(7)
Practical Implications of the Geometric Model
86(2)
A Framework for Student Retention
88(22)
Monitoring Students' Progress
110(3)
Implementation and Leadership
113(16)
Important Organizational Considerations in Developing an Institution-Wide Retention Program
114(2)
Implementing Campus-Wide Programs
116(4)
The Importance of Leadership on Student Retention
120(5)
Final Thoughts
125(4)
Appendix A: Promising College Student Retention Programs 129(14)
Appendix B: Annotated Bibliography 143(16)
References 159(16)
Name Index 175(6)
Subject Index 181

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