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Reflective Practice Large Group Meeting Resources, 2017-2018

Door Prize Book Winners

Abel G. Okagbare. (2017). Staying the Course: Cultivating Students to Persist to
Degree Completion in the Age of College Attrition: A Practical Guide for Student Retention for ...
Faculty, Parents, and Students. 
 Torho Educational Services.  

Pegeen Reichert Powell. (2014). Retention and Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave.  Utah State University Press.

Books available through IUP Libraries

Best Practices in Student Retention. New York : Primary Research Group, 2011. (e-book)

Crosling, Glenda M. (Glenda Marian), et al. Improving Student Retention in Higher Education: the Role of Teaching and Learning. London ; New York: Routledge, 2008. Call no. LC148.15 .C76 2008  

Fleming, Jacqueline. Enhancing Minority Student Retention and Academic Performance What We Can Learn from Program Evaluations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012. (e-book).

Jeffreys, Marianne R.  Nursing Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference. New York : Springer Pub., 2012. 

 Martín, Mario Daniel, et al. The Doubter's Dilemma : Exploring Student Retention and Attrition in Language & Culture Programs. Acton, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2016. (e-book).

Journal Articles available through IUP Libraries

Achinewhu-Nworgu, Elizabeth. “Comparing Student Retention in a Public and a Private College: Implications for Tackling Inequality in Education.” BCES Conference Books, vol. 15, 2017, pp. 181–187.

Angulo-Ruiz, Luis Fernando, and Albena Pergelova. “The Student Retention Puzzle Revisited: The Role of Institutional Image.” Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, vol. 25, no. 4, 2013, pp. 334–353.

Bauer, N., Renee, and N., Susan Kiger. “Nursing Living-Learning Communities and Student Retention: A Qualitative Study.” Nursing Education Perspectives, vol. 38, no. 2, 2017, pp. 75–79.

Bilodeau, Cynthia, and John Meissner. “The Effects of a Combined Academic and Personal Counselling Initiative for Post-Secondary Student Retention.” Canadian Journal of School Psychology, vol. 33, no. 1, 2018, pp. 8–25.

Crisp, G., Baker, V. L., Griffin, K. A., Lunsford, L. G., & Pifer, M. J. (2017). Mentoring undergraduate students. ASHE Higher Education Report, 43(1), 7-103.

Cruise, Susan, and Ronald Wade. “Practical Suggestions From the Literature for Student Retention in Nonprofit Programs.” The Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, vol. 6, no. 2, 2016. 

Ethan, D., & Seidel, E. J. (2013). On the front lines of student crisis: Urban community college professors' experiences and perceived role in handling students in distress. College Student Affairs Journal, 31(1), 15.

Gazza, Elizabeth A., and Diane F. Hunker. “Facilitating Student Retention in Online Graduate Nursing Education Programs: A Review of the Literature.” Nurse Education Today, 2014.

Mooring, Quanza E. “Recruitment, Advising, and Retention Programs — Challenges and Solutions to the International Problem of Poor Nursing Student Retention: A Narrative Literature Review.” Nurse Education Today, vol. 40, 2016, pp. 204–208.,

Murray, Adam, et al. “The Value of Academic Libraries: Library Services as a Predictor of Student Retention.” College & Research Libraries, vol. 77, no. 5, 2016, pp. 631–642.

Nandeshwar, Ashutosh, et al. “Learning Patterns of University Student Retention.” Expert Systems With Applications, vol. 38, no. 12, 2011, pp. 14984–14996.,

Schudde, Lauren T. “The Causal Effect of Campus Residency on College Student Retention.” Review of Higher Education, vol. 34, no. 4, 2011, pp. 581–610.

Schreiner, L. A., Noel, P., & Cantwell, L. (2011). The impact of faculty and staff on high-risk college student persistence. Journal of College Student Development, 52(3), 321-338.

Vianden, J. (2015). What matters in college to students: Critical incidents in the undergraduate experience. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52(3), 287-299.

Session Presenters

Email John Lewis ( or
Gwen Torges ( for copies
of sample recruitment letters and advising materials.