Course Detail
Course Components:
In this course students develop an understanding of how college students make and implement persistence decisions, and how institutional structures, policies, and practices impact those decisions. Reading and discussing theory and research on college student retention, students consider who makes up the college-going population and the issues these constituents bring to campus, examine retention theory's history, and conduct a critical examination of various theories of retention. Readings and discussions focus on the role of leadership in creating environments that promote retention for the diverse student populations. Students enrolled in 7560 will be held to a higher standard and may be assigned additional coursework.