The number of students leaving four-year colleges before their sophomore year has reached a national record of 27 percent despite new programs and strategies aimed at improving student services and advising and easing the transition from high school to higher education. The troublesome retention rate sends a clear message about the role of professors in student success, says the director of the National Center for Student Aspirations at the University of Maine.
Hyatt, Kay, "New Survey Challenges Professors to Pay Attention to Student Aspirations and Boost Retention in the Process" (1997). General University of Maine Publications. 1827.
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