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Reframing retention strategy for institutional improvement

David H Kalsbeek 2013

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  • Title:
    Reframing retention strategy for institutional improvement
  • Author: David H Kalsbeek
  • Subjects: College attendance -- United States; College dropouts -- United States; Electronic books
  • Description: Reframing Retention Strategy for Institutional Improvement; Copyright; Contents; Editor's Notes; Reference; 1. Framing Retention for Institutional Improvement: A 4 Ps Framework; Lessons from Typical University; Profile; Progress; Process; Promise; Conclusion; References; 2. Reframing Retention Strategy: A Focus on Profile; Developing a Market-Centered Perspective; The Marketplace vis-à-vis Zemsky; Institutional Interdependencies; Enrollment Management; Conclusion; References; 3. Reframing Retention Strategy: A Focus on Progress; From Persistence to Progress
    Clifford Adelman and ""Structures of Opportunity""Progress and ""Swirl""; The ""Quality"" of Persistence; A New Mental Model?; References; 4. Reframing Retention Strategy: A Focus on Process; Introduction; Key Organizational Challenges, Principles, and Conceptual Frameworks; Conceptual Underpinnings; Creating Seamless Learning Environments for First-Year Students; Conclusion; References; 5. Reframing Retention Strategy: A Focus on Promise; Introduction; Setting the Stage; Brand as Promise; Linking Brand Promise and Retention; Finding Promise in Mission; Conclusion; References
    6. Profile in Action: Linking Admission and RetentionHow Far Will the Toad Jump? Test-Optional Strategies; Sociological Determinants and Non-Cognitive Variables; Institutional Interactions for Creating Non-Traditional Pathways; Conclusion; References; 7. Process and Progress in Action: Examples of What Works; Improving the Consistency, Quality, and Effectiveness of Institutional Services; Other Examples of Fostering Student Progress Through Process Improvements; Creating Clear Pathways to Student Success; Lessons in Efforts to Improve Time to Degree and Completion Rates; Conclusion
    References8. Promise in Action: Examples of Institutional Success; From Promise to Practice: Examples from the Field; Other High-Impact Practices; Lessons Learned; References; 9. Engaging Faculty in Retention: Finding Traction through Accreditation; Why is Change So Hard?; Accreditation in the United States: Evolving Criteria; Potential Lever for Change; Assessment of Students' Learning: From Compliance to Commitment; Lessons Learned; Next Steps: Research and Changing Practices; References; 10. The 4 Ps as a Guiding Perspective; Key Themes of a 4 Ps Framework; How to Organize for Retention
    How to Use a 4 Ps FrameworkMoving Forward with a 4 Ps Framework; References; Index
    Take an in-depth look at the difficulty in gaining traction at the institutional level in improving student retention and degree completion rates-especially at larger four year institutions where size, complexity, and multiplicity of structures and processes present particular challenges. This volume offers a way for institutional leaders to better focus their time, energy, and resources in their retention effort by framing the way they think about it using the 4 Ps of retention strategy: profile, progress, process, and promise. This simple framework challenges long-standing, traditio
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Format: 1 online resource (130 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN1-118-64818-8;ISBN1-299-40256-9;ISBN1-118-64832-3
  • OCLC Number: 831115367
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