Student Retention and Retention Information Systems in Higher Education

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/297763
Title:
Student Retention and Retention Information Systems in Higher Education
Author:
Smith, Alexander Paul
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Student persistence and retention within the higher education system has been a concern on a broad scale and on a university scale for a long time. Information systems have only just begun to gain traction as another solution for student retention, but they are being proven to be extremely effective. Traditional retention methods such as academic assistance, skills training, student clubs, and other on-campus resources can only go so far. Student retention information systems offer a new dimension within university student retention: these information systems gather, analyze, and report persistence data to academic advisors, professors, and other faculty and staff so that university representatives can proactively help students who are at-risk of dropout or academic failure. Traditionally, these support systems have only been able to identify at-risk students based on academics –but there is much more to persistence. Student retention systems enable parties around campus to identify at-risk students based on metrics far beyond academic success. These systems also offer collaboration between supporters, so advisors are armed with a multitude of information before intervention. I believe that CampusLabs offers an excellent student retention system, Beacon, which will help our university improve academically, financially, and socially through improved student retention.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Business Management; Management Information Systems
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Neumann, William T.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleStudent Retention and Retention Information Systems in Higher Educationen_US
dc.creatorSmith, Alexander Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Alexander Paulen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractStudent persistence and retention within the higher education system has been a concern on a broad scale and on a university scale for a long time. Information systems have only just begun to gain traction as another solution for student retention, but they are being proven to be extremely effective. Traditional retention methods such as academic assistance, skills training, student clubs, and other on-campus resources can only go so far. Student retention information systems offer a new dimension within university student retention: these information systems gather, analyze, and report persistence data to academic advisors, professors, and other faculty and staff so that university representatives can proactively help students who are at-risk of dropout or academic failure. Traditionally, these support systems have only been able to identify at-risk students based on academics –but there is much more to persistence. Student retention systems enable parties around campus to identify at-risk students based on metrics far beyond academic success. These systems also offer collaboration between supporters, so advisors are armed with a multitude of information before intervention. I believe that CampusLabs offers an excellent student retention system, Beacon, which will help our university improve academically, financially, and socially through improved student retention.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBusiness Managementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineManagement Information Systemsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNeumann, William T.-
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