Faculty Learning From the Advisors for Students’ Retention and Persistence to Graduation

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Student retention is an ongoing problem and has been for some time now specially in engineering technology education programs. It is a well-established fact that the quality of interaction between a student and a concerned individual on campus, often through academic advising, is a key contributor to college retention. Professional Academic advisors has developed very significant retention strategies that faculty can learn. It is important that faculty and academic advisors partner to explore effective strategies for student retention. This paper examines effective strategies used by four professional academic advisors in engineering technology programs. A questionnaire was developed and completed by advisors to understand best practices that results in better students’ retention and persistence to graduation.