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Increasing First-Semester Student Engagement: A Residential Community Retention Study

Abstract The purpose of this study was to increase first year residential student engagement and participation in residence hall programs during the 2011 fall semester at the Downtown Phoenix Campus of Arizona State University. Six upperclassmen (Taylor Place Leaders) residing in a residence hall (Taylor Place) were matched by academic major with 17 first year students residing in Taylor Place. During the first eleven weeks of the fall semester 2011, first year students met regularly with their Taylor Place Leader to discuss residence hall program participation, living in Taylor Place, attending Arizona State University, and adjusting to their academic responsibilities. All 23 program participants completed a pre-survey inquiring about their satisfa... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Briggs Jr., Ronald (Author) / Clark, Christopher (Advisor) / Rund, James (Committee member) / Wilkinson, Christine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher education administration / Higher education / Residential Community / Retention / Student Engagement
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 101 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Higher and Postsecondary Education 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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