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The Retention & Persistence Institute provides participants with an understanding of recent research from our "Completing College: Assessing Graduation Rates at Four-Year Institutions" report and the latest data on retention from other leading scholars in the field. Participants will learn how to reframe retention discussions on their campuses and gain insight into:
In this institute, led by CIRP Director, Dr. Kevin Eagan, you will learn how to translate retention research findings to actionable policy and practice changes on your campus.
Kevin Eagan is Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), the longest-running and largest empirical study of higher education in the country. He is also the Interim Managing Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA (HERI) , where the CIRP surveys are administered. Dr. Eagan's research interests include issues related to undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, contingent faculty, student retention, institutional contexts and structures of opportunity, survey validity and reliability, and advanced quantitative methods.