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PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF STUDENT SUCCESS THEORY: HOW TO RETAIN FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS & HELP THEM NAVIGATE CHALLENGES

May 15, 2019 | (3:00 PM)
USA (United States of America)
Scholars identify a set of educational theories and practices that researchers have shown to have a significant impact on student success and retention. These are called “High Impact Practices” or “Best Practices.” For example, first-year experience courses and programs are considered a best practice aimed at helping students navigate the challenges of transitioning from high school to college. While many of these courses and programs have proven effective, there is no “one size fits all” approach for students. Rather, there is a wide variety of mediating factors that contribute to individual students’ academic success and achievement during the college years. These factors have the potential to shape both academic and social engagement and mediate how students cope with challenges.