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Toward A "Formula For Success"--Using Oral Histories To Help Students Succeed When Everything Seems To Be Working Against Them, Michelle Navarre Cleary Feb 2002

Toward A "Formula For Success"--Using Oral Histories To Help Students Succeed When Everything Seems To Be Working Against Them, Michelle Navarre Cleary

Michelle Navarre Cleary

Many of the students at Olive-Harvey College, a community college on Chicago's south side, are struggling to balance their education with low income, service sector jobs and family needs while living in communities plagued by drugs and violence. The question is how teachers can help these students to attain their educational goals, despite their life crises. To find the answer, one instructor turned to the students who had successfully completed her English 102 capstone writing course the previous fall--students who are the exception and not the rule. She interviewed 13 out of 20 students in the class and found ...


Research On Urban Community College Transfer And Retention: The Los Angeles Truccs Project, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Bill Maxwell Dec 2001

Research On Urban Community College Transfer And Retention: The Los Angeles Truccs Project, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Bill Maxwell

Linda Serra Hagedorn

This is a report on the Los Angeles Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students (TRUCCS) Project, which tracks approximately 5,000 community college students from nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District in order to gather information on retention and persistence. The project also investigates urban community college student patterns of reverse transfer, remediation, and social integration. The report indicates that the student ethnic and age diversity in the TRUCCS project reflects the total ethnic and age diversity of the Los Angeles Community College District, with Hispanic and African-American students representing a majority of the total ...


Graduate Retention: An Investigation Of Factors Relating To Older Female Graduate Students, Linda Serra Hagedorn Oct 1993

Graduate Retention: An Investigation Of Factors Relating To Older Female Graduate Students, Linda Serra Hagedorn

Linda Serra Hagedorn

While admissions at the undergraduate level are experiencing a surge of students over 30 years of age, the pool of traditionally aged students is declining. These phenomena indicate that older (over age 30) students will also be enrolling in graduate programs in increasing numbers. This paper addresses the issue of retention as it pertains to older female graduate students. Data are examined from a fall 1991 survey and its 1992 followup at a large Midwestern research university. The study evaluated such potential obstacles to female graduation as concern family issues, relationships with faculty and fellow students, difficulty of the coursework ...