A case study to investigate retention efforts at Mt. Hood Community College Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/n009w451p

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • 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 have campus-wide impacts. Discussion and analysis probe the interventions to reveal their benefits to the college, addressing the question as to whether MHCC is being effective in its retention planning. Discussion and recommendations are framed around three insights discovered in the course of the case study. These three insights are seen as key factors in retention intervention. Each of the insights is followed by recommendations intended to mitigate gaps in retention planning that the insights discovered. The insights and recommendations are: 1. Intervention needs to be holistic. Two recommendations were suggested to strengthen the holistic approach. The first of these is a mentoring program, both peer and faculty. The second recommendation is to strengthen faculty-student-staff relationships outside the classroom by an intervention such as the establishment of learning communities. 2. Intervention needs to use high quality information. Recommendations were to pay more attention to less than full-time students, to develop a formal withdrawal policy and process, and to collect additional student intention data. 3. Intervention needs to track points of student economic impact. The single recommendation for insight three is to thoroughly track and analyze the points where students interact economically with the college. This is thought to be crucial as the areas of economic contact play an active not passive role in enrollment and retention. The case study found that MHCC's experiences with intervention are consistent with literature findings, have been effective for MHCC, and the insights and recommendations may be helpful to other community colleges in retention planning.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Committee Member
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Subject
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome, 8-bit Grayscale) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6770A in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Kaylee Patterson (kdpscanner@gmail.com) on 2012-09-19T20:00:54Z No. of bitstreams: 1 RaweCarlLJr1998.pdf: 8108702 bytes, checksum: 70093f0af35e19d762c62fe4b90e839c (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2012-09-21T21:05:21Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 RaweCarlLJr1998.pdf: 8108702 bytes, checksum: 70093f0af35e19d762c62fe4b90e839c (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2012-09-21T21:03:47Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 RaweCarlLJr1998.pdf: 8108702 bytes, checksum: 70093f0af35e19d762c62fe4b90e839c (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2012-09-21T21:05:21Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 RaweCarlLJr1998.pdf: 8108702 bytes, checksum: 70093f0af35e19d762c62fe4b90e839c (MD5) Previous issue date: 1997-11-24

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 08/03/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items