Understanding Student Retention in Post Secondary Education
There are many factors that can contribute to student retention in a Post Secondary Environment. Although relatively new as a topic of discussion within Canada, there is an extensive field of research on this topic which comes primarily from the United States. This session builds upon the core findings of Higher Education research and statistics from both the U.S. and Canada. Theories on involvement, engagement, attrition and adult development are highlighted in this presentation. Aspects of these theories will be exemplified in the context of Memorial University and the realities and challenges we face in light of the above research findings. The session strives to explain why students succeed in a post secondary environment and why they either leave of are unable to meet the academic challenges. It is only through understanding these factors, that post secondary institutions can accurately develop programs, policies and services which identify key target populations and develop programs to maximize the positives and minimize the negatives.
30 Nov -0001
Strategic Research Theme
Community and Regional Development