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Excerpt from the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) Graduation Plan, to be used as a model for the initial draft proposals.

Full version of UTSA Graduation Rate Improvement Plan.

EMU's Institutional Research and Information Management data.

Eastern Michigan University Student Retention Initiative, Fall 2013. Campus Feedback Report - Executive Summary. Bridgeport Consulting.

Eastern Michigan University Student Retention Initiative, Fall 2013. Campus Feedback Report - Full Report (67 pages). Bridgeport Consulting. (Includes feedback from online survey up to October 30th, 2013.)

 

Past Efforts:

Eastern Michigan University, Student Success Network, Five-Year Strategic Plan 2010-2015.

Eastern Michgan University, Student Success Council. February 2012.

 

Handouts presented to Faculty Senate:

 Initial draft of Degree Completion & Retention Plan

Summary Handout 10/02/13

Summary Handout (updated) and Request for Input 11/20/13

Faculty Senate: Input on Degree Completion and Retention Plan

 

Presentations to Board of Regents (contain retention metrics):

Retention Update, March 2014

Degree Completion & Retention Plan, December 2013

Retention/Graduation October 2013

Retention/Graduation June 2013

Retention/Graduation April 2013

Retention/Graduation February 2013

Student Success December 2012

Student Success October 2012

 

Curriculum:

Berrett, Dan. "Creativity: A Cure for the Common Curriculum." Chronicle of Higher Education. 01 Apr. 2013. Web

Curriculum - Global Issues:

Marginson, Simon. "The Rise of the Global University: 5 New Tensions." Chronicle of Higher Education. 30 May 2010. Web

 

High Impact Instructional Practices:

Academic Impressions. "Why Rethinking Developmental Education is a Priority."  Academic Impressions, n.d. Web. 4 Apr 2014. <http://www.academicimpressions.com/home>.

Braxton, John M., Jeffrey F. Milem, and Anna Shaw Sullivan. "The Influence of Active Learning on the College Student Departure Process: Toward a Revision of Tinto's Theory." The Journal of Higher Education. 71.5 (2000): 569-90.

Cetkovic-Cvrlje, Marina, Latha Ramakrishnan, Shumona Dasgupta, Kelly Branam, Lalita Subrahmanyan. "A Multi-disciplinary Analysis of Intensive Undergraduate Research." CUR Quarterly. 33.4 (2013): 16-22.

Roney, Kristen, and Sarah L. Ulerick. "A Roadmap to Engaging Part-Time Faculty in High-Impact Practices." Peer Review 15.3: (2013) 24-26. Print.

 

Preparedness:

Camara, Wayne. "College Readiness Metrics." CollegeBoard. Nov. 2008

Sander, Libby. "U. of Akron to Offer Tutorials for Credit-Bearing Exams." Chronicle of Higher Education. 4 Apr. 2013. Web

Snowden, Monique. "The Great Sorting Process: Reflections on Meritocratic Admissions and the (Un)Common." College & University. 89.1 (2013): 37-40.

 

Transition; Orientation: 

Hannon, Charles. "Facilitating Transfer Students' Transition to a Liberal Arts College." College & University. 89.1 (2013): 51-56.

 

Retention/Graduation References:

Bogard, Matt, "Empirical Methods for Predicting Student Retention- A Summary from the Literature" (2011). Economics Faculty Publications. Paper 9.  

Bowen, William G. Higher Education in the Digital Age. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2013.

DeAngelo, L., Franke, R., Hurtado, S., Pryor, J. H., & Tran, S. (2011). Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions. Los Angeles: Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA

Schatzel, Kim, Thomas Callahan, and Timothy Davis. "Hitting the Books Again: Factors Influencing the Intentions of Young Adults to Reenroll in College." Journal of College Student Retention 15.3 (2013): 347-65.

Schatzel, Kim, Thomas Callahan, Crystal J. Scott, and Timothy Davis, (2011) "Reaching the nontraditional stopout population: a segmentation approach", Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 21: 1, (2011) 47 — 60. 

Making Michigan's Workforce Competitive in a New Economy. July 2009 executive summary of work completed as part of a WIRED Grant.

Sullivan Moore, Abigail. "At 'Suitcase Schools' Around the Country, Friday Means It's Time to Leave." The New York Times.  31 Jan. 2013. Web.

Tough, Paul. "Who Gets to Graduate?" The New York Times. 15 May. 2014. Web

 

Men of Color:

Harper, S. R. (2012). "Black male student success in higher education: A report from the National Black Male College Achievement Study." Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania , Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.

Harper, S. R., & Porter, A. C. (2012). "Attracting Black male students to research careers in education: A report from the grad prep academy project." Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Center for the Study of Race andEquity in Education.

Harper, S. R., Williams, C. D., & Blackman, H. W. (2013). "Black male student-athletes and racial inequities in NCAA Division I college sports." Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.

Harper, S. R. & Kuykendall, J.A.  (2012) "Institutional Efforts to Improve Black Male Student Achievement: A Standards-Based Approach." Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 44:2, 23-29.

Iloh, C., & Tierney, W.G. (2013). A comparison of for-profit and community colleges' admissions practices. College and University, 88(4), 2-12.

 

Single Parents:

 Iloh, C., & Tierney, W.G. (2013). A comparison of for-profit and community colleges' admissions practices. College and University, 88(4), 2-12.

 

References from Men of Color initial draft proposal:

Cuyjet, M.J. (2006). African-American men in college. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Harper, S.R. (2006a). Black male students at public universities in the U.S.: Status, trends and implications for policy and practice. Washington, DC: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

Harper, S.R. (2012). Black male student success in higher education: A report from then National Black Male College Achievement Study. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.

Sáenz, V.B. and Ponjuan, L. (2011). Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of latino males in higher education. Washington, DC: Institute for Higher Education Policy. Retrieved from http://www.ihep.org/assets/files/publications/m-r/%28Brief%29_Men_of_Color_Latinos.pdf.

Strayhorn, T.L. (2010). When race and gender collide: Social and cultural capital's influence on the academic achievement of African-American and Latino males. The Review of Higher Education, 33(3), 307-332.