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Tracking & Intervention




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Additional Resources for Student Success and Retention

Tinto, V. (2006-2007). Research and practice of student retention: What next? Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 8(1), 1-20.

Demaris, Michalyn & Kritsonis. “The Classroom: Exploring its Effects on Student Persistence and Satisfaction”, FOCUS ON COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES,AND SCHOOLS, Vol. 2 (1), 2008.

Walsh, K. (2012). Can Social Media Play A Role in Improving Retention in Higher Education? Research Says it Can. Oct 28.

ACT. (2004). The Role of Academic and Non-Academic Factors in Improving College Retention. Iowa City, IA: Author.

Sargent, C.S., Borthick, A. F., Lederberg, A. R., Haardorfer, R.. (2013). A Low-Maintenance Approach to Improving Retention: Short On-Line Tutorials in Elementary Statistics. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v14 n4 p549-566 2012-2013, in press.

Higher Education Research Institute (2011). Completing College: Assessing Graduation Rates at Four-Year Institutions Report. Higher Education Research Institute Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Los Angeles, CA: Author.

Flynn, D. (2013). Baccalaureate Attainment of College Students at 4-year Institutions as a Function of Student Engagement Behaviors: Social and Academic Student Engagement Behaviors Matter. Research in Higher Education, Springer, Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s11162-013-9321-8.

Heizenrader, K. (2013). College Student Retention and Composition: A Study Across Contexts. (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation).

Noel-Levitz (2013) 2013 Student Retention and College Completion Practices Report for Four-Year and Two-Year Institutions

Note:  a complete list of Noel-Levitz reports can be found at



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