Retention of engineering students is a problem for many universities,
especially during the first year. The problem of introducing students to engineering
while increasing retention rates has recently been addressed by many different
universities. Implementing novel lab structures, adjusting the lecture to incorporate
more effective teaching techniques, and using orientation...
Students often have difficulty completing their college
education. Some leave during their freshmen year, others
later in their careers. Many factors contribute to the
decision to withdraw, often relating to the individual
student, or the institution. Literature indicates that the
decision to withdraw is frequently based on student involvement.
This study explored lesbian identity development and the relationship between
Oregon State University campus climate as reported by 35 lesbian students. Identity
development was measured by using Cass's (1984b) Stage Allocation Measure (SAM)
which is a self-select tool for determining stage of lesbian identity development. The
SAM was then used...
The illicit use of prescription stimulants (IUPS) is a critical Public Health problem in the college population that represents a unique form of substance use. Namely, the primary motives for IUPS by college students are academic in nature (e.g., Teter, McCabe, LaGrange, Cranford, & Boyd, 2006), which may explain why...
This case study describes and analyzes the experiences of Mt. Hood Community
College (MHCC) in its implementation of four retention interventions. Each of the four
interventions are described in detail. Discussion is framed within the context that retention
is a by-product of institutional renewal brought about by implementing interventions that...
Students are entering college heavier than ever before and some are gaining weight faster than the general population. Weight studies have been conducted, but are limited in scope about how behavior related choices are made. This study was an effort to determine weight stability and to explore the influences of...
As college students transition to life away from their parental home, the need to make independent decisions regarding their eating and exercise behaviors is evident. This life transition may be a critical period for establishment of long term behavior patterns with potential impact on health, disease and weight balance. This...