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Leveraging Faculty and Peer Leaders to Promote Commuter Student Co-curricular Engagement: A Collegiate Retention Intervention Study

Abstract It is commonly accepted that undergraduate degree attainment rates must improve if postsecondary educational institutions are to meet macroeconomic demands. Involvement in co-curricular activities, such as student clubs and organizations, has been shown to increase students' satisfaction with their college experience and the rates by which they might persist. Yet, strategies that college administrators, faculties, and peer leaders may employ to effectively promote co-curricular engagement opportunities to students are not well developed. In turn, I created the Sky Leaders program, a retention-focused intervention designed to promote commuter student involvement in academically-purposeful activities via faculty- and peer-lead mentoring e... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Sebold, Brent James (Author) / Beardsley, Audrey (Advisor) / Serafini, Frank (Committee member) / Wharton, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher Education Administration / Educational leadership / co-curricular / commuter / engagement / promotion / retention / student
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 185 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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