Date of Award
College of Education
Type of Degree
This is a mixed methods study looking at the perception of student affairs administrators on the value of student academic organizations as a retention technique at historically black colleges and universities. The study is based on survey responses from administrators throughout the United States utilizing a researcher developed survey tool. Despite long standing research, findings suggest that administrators perceive some value in such organizations, although they are not administrator’s first choice as a retention technique. Administrators indicate that their roles in retention within the office of student affairs vary, as do retention plans. Furthermore, they specify that barriers limiting the effectiveness of their institutional retention plans include financial support, staffing issues, and technology.
College dropouts -- Prevention -- Research.
Universities and colleges, Black.
Shafer, Sherri Lynn, "A Case study : the perception of higher education administrators at historically black colleges and universities on the importance of academic student organizations as a retention technique" (2016). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1012.