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1 CSRDE and the National Symposium on Student Retention Kirsten A. Rowe, SUNY New Paltz Annual Conference of the Association for Institutional Research and Planning Officers, Canandaigua, NY, June 15, 2007

2 Overview CSRDE CSRDE –What is it? –What do I put in to it? –What do I get out of it? The National Symposium on Student Retention The National Symposium on Student Retention –Highlights from Retention for Rookies pre- conference workshop

3 CSRDE: What Is It? The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange –Website: –Est. 1994; Center for Institutional Data Exchange and Analysis (C-IDEA), The University of Oklahoma –Approximately 575 member institutions: public and private, 2 and 4-year (primarily in the US) –Consortium: Data In for Data Out –Benchmarking data on retention and graduation

4 CSRDE: What Do I Put in to It? Main Survey (Required) Main Survey (Required) –4-year: first-time, full-time baccalaureate degree-seeking freshmen –2-year: first-time, full-time and part-time certificate/degree-seeking freshmen Optional Surveys for 4-year Institutions Optional Surveys for 4-year Institutions –First-time Full-time STEM Majors (STEM) –Community College Transfers into 4-year Institutions (Transfers)

5 CSRDE: 2007 Timeline Survey Name Survey In Report Out Main03/1606/18* STEM05/0708/13 Transfers07/0909/17 * 4-year date; due to membership restrictions, 2-year date is unknown

6 CSRDE: Main Survey, 4-Year 7 cohorts (‘07 survey included ’99 thru ’05) 7 cohorts (‘07 survey included ’99 thru ’05) Total, per gender, and per race/ethnicity Total, per gender, and per race/ethnicity Fall to fall rates (percent of cohort) Fall to fall rates (percent of cohort) –Continuation to 2 nd, 3 rd, 5 th, 6 th, and 7 th years –Graduation in 4, 5, and 6 years Institutional characteristics (e.g., percent of freshmen in housing) Institutional characteristics (e.g., percent of freshmen in housing) Sample surveys and reports available for download via the website Sample surveys and reports available for download via the website

7 CSRDE: Main Survey, 2-Year 6 cohorts (‘07 survey included ’00 thru ’05) 6 cohorts (‘07 survey included ’00 thru ’05) Total, per gender, and per race/ethnicity Total, per gender, and per race/ethnicity Fall to fall rates (percent of cohort) Fall to fall rates (percent of cohort) –Continuation to 2 nd, 3 rd, 4 th, 5 th, and 6 th years –Graduation in 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 years Institutional characteristics (e.g., percent of part-time enrollments) Institutional characteristics (e.g., percent of part-time enrollments) Sample surveys and reports available for download via the website Sample surveys and reports available for download via the website

8 CSRDE: What Do I Get out of It? 100-plus pages report 100-plus pages report Executive summary and assorted tables Executive summary and assorted tables Characteristics and rates Characteristics and rates –Institutional Control –Carnegie Classification –Selectivity

9 CSRDE: Institutional Classification Institutional Control Carnegie Classification Selectivity (SAT, ACT) Public Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive Highly Selective (>1100, >24.0) Private Doctoral/Research Universities-Intensive Selective ( , ) Master’s Colleges and Universities I Moderately Selective ( , ) Master’s Colleges and Universities II Less Selective (<990, <21.0) Baccalaureate Colleges- Liberal Arts Baccalaureate Colleges- General Baccalaureate/ Associate’s Colleges

10 Retention for Rookies Beth Richter and Tim Culver, Noel-Levitz Beth Richter and Tim Culver, Noel-Levitz The National Symposium on Student Retention, Albuquerque, NM, October 9, 2006 The National Symposium on Student Retention, Albuquerque, NM, October 9, 2006 Retention is an outcome of the student experience; it’s not what we do, but what we hope happens. Retention is an outcome of the student experience; it’s not what we do, but what we hope happens. Past: focus on first-year experience Past: focus on first-year experience Present: focus on “sophomore slump”/“junior jaunt” Present: focus on “sophomore slump”/“junior jaunt”

11 Retention for Rookies Student-centric campuses are successful Student-centric campuses are successful Guiding themes in student success and retention initiatives Guiding themes in student success and retention initiatives –Assessment & Intervention Individual Student Assessment & Early Intervention Individual Student Assessment & Early Intervention Institutional Assessment & Campus Planning Institutional Assessment & Campus Planning –Human Interactions Engaging Campus Climates Engaging Campus Climates Enhanced Advising Enhanced Advising Instructional Effectiveness Instructional Effectiveness


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