Understanding and Reducing Student Departure at University of the District of Columbia

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152117
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Presentation
Title:
Understanding and Reducing Student Departure at University of the District of Columbia
Abstract:
Understanding and Reducing Student Departure at University of the District of Columbia
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Jean-Baptiste, Anne Marie, BSN, MS, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of the District of Columbia
Title:Assistant Professor
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Nursing schools are experiencing an increase in enrollment. However, students are done a disservice when there is a lack of strategies to retain them. This report discusses student retention in the nursing program of the District of Columbia and presents a summary of findings from the university retention studies. After a brief overview of the challenge of student retention in the nursing program, the report assesses the weight of academic variables, college environment, financial factors, motivational, demographic, and personality variables associated with student attrition. The report describes the academic services and policies of a prototype retention program to provide support to all nursing students in the associate and baccalaureate programs. Central to the report is the integration of students into the life of the institution. Services include orientation, tutoring, advisement, progress monitoring, achievement awards, stress management, policies relate to readmissions, individual study, and remediation. Next, the report summarizes findings of term-to-term retention, within-term attrition, and course pass rates. A series of student retention indicators and strategies are then outlined, including the creation of a retention task force, the development of an orientation course for students, more control of student advisement services for probationary students, a retention workshop for faculty and administrators, and provision of academic credit for developmental courses. Finally, brief recommendations are provided for facilitating student achievement through computer-assisted screening and the use of learning-style assessment as an important tool for academic advisors as they seek to help improve the prospects of student success in key courses and provide students with viable options during course selection. The core of the report consists of data tables on student retention, pass, and withdrawal rates in the nursing department of UDC. Reference: Yorke, M. (2007). Retention and Student Success in Higher Education. McGraw-Hill Education, Berkshire, England.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUnderstanding and Reducing Student Departure at University of the District of Columbiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152117-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Understanding and Reducing Student Departure at University of the District of Columbia</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jean-Baptiste, Anne Marie, BSN, MS, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of the District of Columbia</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ajeanb1254@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Nursing schools are experiencing an increase in enrollment. However, students are done a disservice when there is a lack of strategies to retain them. This report discusses student retention in the nursing program of the District of Columbia and presents a summary of findings from the university retention studies. After a brief overview of the challenge of student retention in the nursing program, the report assesses the weight of academic variables, college environment, financial factors, motivational, demographic, and personality variables associated with student attrition. The report describes the academic services and policies of a prototype retention program to provide support to all nursing students in the associate and baccalaureate programs. Central to the report is the integration of students into the life of the institution. Services include orientation, tutoring, advisement, progress monitoring, achievement awards, stress management, policies relate to readmissions, individual study, and remediation. Next, the report summarizes findings of term-to-term retention, within-term attrition, and course pass rates. A series of student retention indicators and strategies are then outlined, including the creation of a retention task force, the development of an orientation course for students, more control of student advisement services for probationary students, a retention workshop for faculty and administrators, and provision of academic credit for developmental courses. Finally, brief recommendations are provided for facilitating student achievement through computer-assisted screening and the use of learning-style assessment as an important tool for academic advisors as they seek to help improve the prospects of student success in key courses and provide students with viable options during course selection. The core of the report consists of data tables on student retention, pass, and withdrawal rates in the nursing department of UDC. Reference: Yorke, M. (2007). Retention and Student Success in Higher Education. McGraw-Hill Education, Berkshire, England.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:24:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:24:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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