Critical Assessment and Strategies for Increased Student Retention

Critical Assessment and Strategies for Increased Student Retention

Ruth Claire Black (Namseoul University, South Korea)
Release Date: November, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 352
ISBN13: 9781522529989|ISBN10: 1522529985|EISBN13: 9781522529996|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2998-9


Student retention has become a difficult issue within higher education. As such, it is imperative to examine the causes, as well as provide educators with strategies to implement to improve retention rates.

Critical Assessment and Strategies for Increased Student Retention is a pivotal reference source for the latest progressive research on a variety of current student success and attendance perpetuation issues. Featuring a broad range of coverage on a number of perspectives and topics, such as academic performance, counseling, and culture, this publication is geared towards practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in understanding the difficulties with maintaining student retention.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Performance
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Social Inequality
  • Socio-Economic Status

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ruth Claire Black is an experienced university administrator and faculty member with a history of success building outstanding online, blended, military, vocational, international and offsite education programs within large, distributed public and private university systems. In her current role as a visiting scholar at Namseoul University, Ruth is expanding her international experience while working on several national education projects within the Republic of Korea. Ruth is also serving as one of the founding faculty members of the new Global Education Institute at Namseoul University. Ruth's academic and research interests include, coaching to improve retention and student success and embedded digital content options for online courses as well as comparative analysis of outcomes and student satisfaction in technology delivered courses versus traditional face to face courses. Ruth has a BA in Political Science, with minors in English and History from the University of California, Irvine, a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Vanderbilt University and a Doctorate in Education (EdD) from the University of Southern California.