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Building bridges: Community college practitioners as retention leaders
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (2010)
  • Michael J. Stebleton, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • LeAnne Schmidt
Abstract

Community colleges face struggles in helping students meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Student affairs practitioners can be innovators by creating initiatives to engage students. Practitioners can act as a bridge between student and academic affairs. This article explores how a group of counselors redefined their roles by designing a first-year experience effort. A program implemented at Inver Hills Community College focused on student success is highlighted. Features, outcomes, and lessons learned are outlined.

Keywords
  • community college,
  • retention,
  • underserves students
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Michael J. Stebleton and LeAnne Schmidt. "Building bridges: Community college practitioners as retention leaders" Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice Vol. 47 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_stebleton/14/