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African American and Hispanic male perceptions of effective and ineffective retention strategies, and the implications for undergraduate persistence in a for-profit commuter university

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2009
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The purpose of this study was to examine the expectations of African American and Hispanic males in a for-profit university (TTU). This study specifically explored student perception of the retention efforts of faculty, staff, policies, procedures and services within the institutional environment. It further examined how these experiences promoted or impeded the African American or Hispanic male's persistence to graduation. The higher education institution is identified as TTU throughout this study. It is a commuter university established in the early 1900s. A qualitative case study approach was used and two campus sites were selected. Data collection included interviews of 19 students, along with 2 faculty (identified by students), as well as document analysis, and various on site observations at each campus. The data were then transcribed, coded, and analyzed to ascertain the overall views and perceptions of the participants.
Title: African American and Hispanic male perceptions of effective and ineffective retention strategies, and the implications for undergraduate persistence in a for-profit commuter university.
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Name(s): Comarcho, Carole.
College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: x, 98 p. : ill.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this study was to examine the expectations of African American and Hispanic males in a for-profit university (TTU). This study specifically explored student perception of the retention efforts of faculty, staff, policies, procedures and services within the institutional environment. It further examined how these experiences promoted or impeded the African American or Hispanic male's persistence to graduation. The higher education institution is identified as TTU throughout this study. It is a commuter university established in the early 1900s. A qualitative case study approach was used and two campus sites were selected. Data collection included interviews of 19 students, along with 2 faculty (identified by students), as well as document analysis, and various on site observations at each campus. The data were then transcribed, coded, and analyzed to ascertain the overall views and perceptions of the participants.
Identifier: 463443448 (oclc), 329844 (digitool), FADT329844 (IID), fau:3714 (fedora)
Note(s): by Carole Comarcho.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2009.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2009. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- United States
Hispanic Americans -- Education (Higher) -- United States
Academic achievement -- United States
College attendance -- United States
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/329844
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Owner Institution: FAU