Suggested Readings

A vast amount of research exists on student success, engagement, retention, and graduation. What follows below is a very short list of some written work in this area plus external links that might better inform and stimulate our continuing campus dialogue about student success. Additionally, the Education Advisory Board has created a very helpful chart outlining over 100 approaches to improving student success.

  • Arum, R. & Roksa, J. (2011). Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. The University of Chicago Press.
  • Bowen, W.G., Chingos, M.M., & McPherson, M.S. (2009). Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities. Princeton University Press.
  • Braxton, J.M. & Mundy, M.E. (2001). Powerful Institutional Levers to Reduce College Student Departure. Journal of College Student Retention, 3, 91-118.
  • Kuh, G. (2008). High-Impact Education Practices: What they are, Who has Access to them, and Why they Matter. Association of American Colleges and Universities.
  • Nelson Laird, T.F., Chen, D., & Kuh, G.D. (2008). Classroom Practices at Institutions with Higher-than-Expected Persistence Rates: What Student Engagement Data Tell Us. New Directions for Teaching Learning. Wiley InterScience.
  • Student Success in State Colleges and Universities: A Matter of Culture and Leadership. A Report of the Graduation Rate Outcomes Study. American Association of State Colleges and Universities (2005).
  • Tinto, V. (2012). Completing College: Rethinking Institutional Action. The University of Chicago Press.