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Leading Them To Water: A Study Of The Efficacy Of A Mandatory Placement Project In First-Year Academic Courses At A Community College, Janet Elizabeth Emmerson
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Student retention is a topic at the forefront for all post secondary education institutions. Supporting students in their studies, providing the resources to empower them to complete their education is a critical component in the quality and success of colleges. It is also a fiscal concern for colleges. While first year programs abound, community colleges are faced with the challenges of a largely commuter population with very diverse backgrounds. Community colleges are also by mission, open access institutions.
This quantitative research study looked at a mandatory placement project piloted at a central Iowa community college in 2006 and 2007. It ...