TITLE

Factors associated with high first year undergraduate retention rates in business departments with non-traditional student intakes

AUTHOR(S)
Bennett, Roger; Kane, Suzanne
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
International Journal of Management Education (Oxford Brookes Un;2010, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although many post-1992 English universities take large numbers of students from low socio-economic status categories, the first year retention rates of these institutions vary enormously. This study examined and compared the educational management practices and approaches to first year retention of a group of universities that exhibited the country's highest rates of first year retention among business students with a group of universities with the country's lowest rates of first year business student retention. Differences between the two sets of institutions were observed in their organisational arrangements; the application of performance management techniques and performance related pay; the degree of centralisation of student support services; internal communications; and, whether a university's culture encouraged faculty members to believe, as a matter of course, that they should provide students with a high quality educational experience.
ACCESSION #
48415784

 

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