increasing student retention

anette davis, Ph.D.

September 29, 2008

Video Segments

  1. How many students drop out?
  2. Why do students drop out?
  3. How can schools increase retention?
  4. How can faculty help students succeed in school?
  5. What survival strategies can faculty teach students?



Nearly half of American college freshmen never graduate, especially African Americans, Dr. Annette Davis announces in this video.  Yet faculty members can reverse this trend, she maintains.  Drawing upon her experience in teaching and counseling, she explains why so many students drop out and how faculty can identify these at-risk students before they disappear.  Best of all, she suggests concrete steps that faculty advisors and classroom teachers can take to help students succeed.