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Degree Completion & Retention Plan

DCR Plan

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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.

Past Efforts
Handouts presented to Faculty Senate
Presentations to Board of Regents (contain retention metrics)
Initial Draft Proposals of EMU's Degree Completion and Retention Plan distributed for Reaction and Feedback

Areas of practice, process, and policy:

Targeted Initiatives:

Campus Feedback:

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.

French, Ron. "Michigan's College dropout dilemma." Bridge Magazine. The Center for Michigan, 22 Dec. 2016. Web.

Nichols, Andrew H., and Stephen John Quaye, "Beyond Accommodation: Removing Barriers to Academic and Social Engagement for Student with Disabilities." Student Engagement in Higher Education. New York: Routledge, 2009.

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

Financial Aid Policies and Incentives

Eric P. Bettinger, Bridget Terry Long, Philip Oreopoulos, and Lisa Sanbonmatsu. The Role of Application Assistance and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment. The Quarterly Journal of Economics first published online April 18, 2012.

Daly, Mary C., and Leila Bengali. "Is It Still Worth Going to College?" FRBSF Economic Letter. 5 May 2015. Web.

Students 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 and Equity 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.

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