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What is Retention

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition
The number of learners or students who progress from one part of an educational program to the next.
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Student Retention in Online Education
Mac Adkins (Troy State University Montgomery, USA) and Wanda B. Nitsch (University of St. Augustine for Health Services, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-198-8.ch287
Abstract
Successful program completion in an online education context is a combination of learner attributes, the university’s focus on meeting the needs of the students, and providing a quality educational product. This article focuses on the needs of the online student and how a program can provide the educational services that promote student retention. By recognizing distance education student needs and putting strategies into place to best meet those needs, programs can have a high course and program completion rate to meet accreditation standards and provide financial stability for the institution.
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The commitment of information to long-term memory so that it can be retrieved later.
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A Call for Mixed Methods in Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs
The duration of time for which a teaching candidate pursues training within a teacher preparation program or for which a teacher remains teaching in a particular school, district, or at all.
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Engaging Millennial Students Through Social Media Usage and Its Impact on HBCU Persistence
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A college or university’s ability to keep students in school until a certificate or degree program is completed.
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What the Future Holds
Student attrition rates have been one of the most critical issues in higher education for decades. As students fail to persist at higher education institutions, there are impacts on both the academic and social environments. Student persistence also plays a major role in institutions’ financial planning and job opportunities (Burke, 2019).
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Using Written Responses to Reflection Questions to Improve Online Student Retention: A Text Analysis Approach
The continuous enrollment of students from one fall semester to the following fall semester.
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is the measure of students that enroll, continue, and finish their academic studies in the same school
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Learning Assistance Support in a Global Pandemic: Rethinking, Reimagining, and Restructuring for Student Success
Retention is viewed differently ay each school, but it is often a calculation of the number of students who return to an institution year after year (Roberts & Styron, 2010).
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Asynchronicity, Access, and Attainment: Best Practices of an Adult Degree Completion Program
Often synonymous with persistence, however it differs in that it is better defined as the year-to-year participation of a student at the same institution or program (Barefoot, 2004 AU77: The in-text citation "Barefoot, 2004" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. ).
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The persistence of something that is usually measurable for a distinct period of time.
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The Relationship between Individual Student Attributes and Online Course Completion
Retention is the process by which students in higher education acquire an institutional fit, exhibit loyalty, and remain enrolled until graduation.
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The percent at which fall-starting, first-time traditional, undergraduate students return to their institution the following fall.
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Minority STEM Students' Perspectives on Their Persistence in College
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Metric and term reflecting employees who persist – remain employed -- with an organization.
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The Impact of a Cohort Model for Online Doctoral Student Retention and Success
The description of successful academic progress in the doctoral program. This term is often used interchangeably with persistence (see above).
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