Life University
Covenant College
Thomas University
Shorter University
Point Univ
Paine College
Young Harris
Wesleyan College
Point University
Toccoa Falls College
Spelman College
Thomas University
Truett-McConnell University
Shorter University
Reinhardt University
Piedmont College
Paine College
Morehouse College
Oglethorpe University
Mercer University
LaGrange College
Emmanuel College
Clark Atlanta University
Berry College
Andrew College
Agnes Scott College
Young Harris

Student Retention Resources

The following resources are provided to assist you as you work to improve student retention on your campus.  Additional information and links will be added as they become identified, and if you have a recommended resource to share, please email the information or a link to the material to Lisa Macke.

Resources Recommended by Dr. Vincent Tinto:

Acceleration in Developmental Education (WestEd)

Adaptive Learning Report

Advancing to Completion: Increasing Degree Attainment by Improving Graduation Rates and Closing Gaps for Hispanic Students (The Education Trust)

Analytics:  A New Tool for A New Era

Analytics: 3 Part Series (Educause):

  1. Let's Talk Analytics
  2. Analytics:  What We're Hearing
  3. Changing the Conversation

Classroom Assessment Techniques

  1. CATs: A Student’s Gateway to Better Learning
  2. Using Classroom Assessment to Change Both Teaching and Learning

The Cost of College Attrition at Four-Year Colleges & Universities

Degree Compass: A Course Recommendation System

Facilitating Student Learning Through Contextualization

Flipped Classrooms

Guided Pathways to Success:  Boosting College Completion (Complete College America)

How Four-Year Colleges and Universities Organize Themselves to Promote Student Persistence (College Board Study on Student Retention, 2011)

A Planning Tool for Increasing Student Completion in Community Colleges (WestEd)

Providing Structured Pathways to Guide Students Toward Completion (WestEd)

Reports Highlight Colleges Where Minority Success Rates Have Soared

Signals Project:  Software Prompts Students to Study—and Graduate

Student Engagement and Student Learning:  Testing the Linkages

Taking Student Success Seriously in the College Classroom (Vincent Tinto)

Time Is the Enemy (Complete College America)


2013 Student Retention Conference Presentations:

Student Success Doesn't Happen By Chance (Vincent Tinto)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Mentoring Men of Color (Dr. John L. Mason, Mercer University)

Red Alert!  (Ms. Valerie Simmons-Walston, Brenau University)

Retention Strategies for the First Year Minority Student at a Predominantly White Institution (Dr. Michelle Currie and Dr. Keith Moffett, Mercer University)