Essential Skills Committee Resource Library
Library & Resources
Colleen Moore, Nancy Shulock. Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy, CSU Sacramento, October 2010
Key Executive Summary Points:
California Must Increase Educational Attainment - Community Colleges are Key.
Data-Driven Decisions are Gaining Momentum - California Can Join the Effort.
Key Findings: Rates too low; disparities too high; analysis points to solutions.
Recommendations: Practice, Policy, and their Integration (see diagram on page ii and pp. 12-14)
Linda Wild, Larry Ebbers, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
ABSTRACT: Student retention is critical to the community college environment. To understand
student retention issues in community colleges, it is necessary to identify the retention
goal of the institution, the criteria, deünitions, and data needed to monitor
progress toward the retention goal. Only then can a retention program be designed
and implemented. A plan to establish a college-wide retention program is included.
An overview of past and present research pertaining to student retention is