A Framework for Examining Data and Taking Action to Increase Student Retention and Graduation

A Framework for Examining Data and Taking Action to Increase Student Retention and Graduation

Gita Wijesinghe Pitter (Florida A&M University, USA) and William Hudson (Florida A&M University, USA)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-857-6.ch018
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Abstract

Increasing student retention and graduation is one of the most difficult challenges facing Traditionally Black College and University (TBCUs). This chapter examines the type of data that is generally available and useful to issues of retention, and suggests a variety of possible actions that can be undertaken to address the findings and impact retention and graduation rates. The framework of IR data and possible actions to address problems revealed by data is based on the experiences at Large State A&M University. The issues revealed are common to many TBCUs, and it is hoped that this sharing of information will assist other TBCUs in addressing the important issues of retention and graduation rates.

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