Student Recruitment or Retention?

The economic implications of the alarmingly high rates of attrition for enrolment management was anticipated more than 30 years ago by John Gardner during the early stages of the freshman-year experience movement he helped launch: “Higher education must make changes if it is to survive in anything resembling its present form, the student has become…

Transitioning to Higher Education

The importance of student success in higher education is incontestable, and improving the student experience is a particularly high priority for the majority of institutes of higher education. Student induction is a strategically important aspect of their experience and a significant time in orienting students to the demands of higher education. Findings suggest a highly…

Retention of Computing Students in Ireland, Context and Theory.

The importance of student success in higher education is incontestable (Morgan et al. 2001; Thornhill 2001) and improving student retention and achievement has a particularly high priority for third level institutes of higher education. Both the University and Institute of Technology sectors realise the importance, with the Inter-Universities Retention Network (Moore 2004) declaring that The universities…