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School Involvement Affects Retention | Origin: RT103

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Orientation and Mentoring Affects Retention | Origin: RT103

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Retention Starts in Admissions | Origin: RT103

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First Week and Late Enrollments | Origin: RT102

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Faculty Involvement | Origin: RT102

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Institutional Connections | Origin: RT102

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Students' Expectations | Origin: RT102

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Building Your Retention Program | Origin: RT101

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The Dynamics of Intervention | Origin: RT101

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Understanding Attrition | Origin: RT101

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Retention Basics | Origin: RT101

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Financial issues

Good to know that there are other ways a student can pay for school other than traditional loans.  I would definitely refer a student back to financial aid to discuss other options.  

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Book Recommendation to Increase Student Retention & Enhance Active Learning (James Lang "Small Teaching"

I highly recommend James M. Lang's "Small Teaching," a well-researched, highly useful book for boosting active learning in higher education courses. Lang describes in detail how to increase learning and student motivation by making small changes in lectures, discussions, and group interactions. From self-explaining techniques to interleaving, Lang clearly covers tweaking your teaching techniques and using practical strategies that work. In this clear, no-nonsense book, you'll discover small and big teaching activities that Lang and other prominent educators are using to create dynamic learning environments. 

Feedback on student issues and status must be easily available to faculty and all stakeholders

In our school, faculty must search through the master database and review spreadsheets to determine if a student is having difficulties in other classes or has transportation, health or other issues. There's no "feedback loop" to instructors and others responsible for student retention. This makes retaining students time-consuming and frustrating. Resolving student or school issues quickly is the key to boosting retention, but it takes timely information to take action.

Keeping students engaged.

Whats are some of your ideas that help keep students engaged during orientation.

Persistance

Very informative information on persistance and retention. The 3 "Ms" are important. Stay positive and other will follow.

Student retention

Very good information.

RT104

I learned alot in this corse..

Retention

How long do you think orientation should be? 1 hour?