HETS has decided to focus on one of the major challenge impacting its members: student retention rates. Based on research, colleges and universities should have administrative policies and resources (academic, social, and cultural) geared toward access, retention, and attainment. These policies and resources are expected to be consistent with their mission and market niche. Nowadays, it is vital to deal with educational attainment rates at public and private four-year colleges and community colleges, in order to help students succeed in their college education, particularly when these rates vary considerably with student background characteristics.
Aware of the existing major concerns for college student retention, the HETS Consortium launched a series of Roundtable Discussions on Student Retention in Higher Education. So far the institutions that had been engaged under this initiative are:
- Queensborough Community College
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- Borough of Manhattan Community College
- Medgar Evers College
Hostos Community College
- Richard J. Daley College
- Harold Washington College
- Kennedy-King College
- Malcolm X College
- Olive-Harvey College
- Harry S Truman College
Wilbur Wright College
The purpose of this event is to discuss student retention strategies and initiatives developed and implemented at HETS member institutions, at the same time participants have an opportunity to network with colleagues from this area at other institutions. Finally, this event will lead to the compilation of a complete document on Best Practices on Student Retention in Higher Education, based on these roundtable discussions.
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