Event Title

Retention & Persistence for Native American Higher Education Virtual Learners

Location

ED Annex 308

Start Date

7-3-2014 9:30 AM

End Date

7-3-2014 10:30 AM

Description

Researchers in the field of student retention have identified a variety of factors for Native American students’ success in higher education. The factors that are the most cited for Native American students success available in the literature are in the following: a) mindset, b) culture and spirituality, c) family support, d) quality interactions with faculty, d) mentoring, e) student engagement, and other factors pointed out by researchers such as (Heavy Runner & Decelles, 2002; Korkow, 2008; Schmidtke, 2008.). These factors found in the literature review are useful in face-to-face a classroom environment. However, there is a paucity of research related to retention of Native American students in an online classroom.

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Retention & Persistence for Native American Higher Education Virtual Learners

ED Annex 308

Researchers in the field of student retention have identified a variety of factors for Native American students’ success in higher education. The factors that are the most cited for Native American students success available in the literature are in the following: a) mindset, b) culture and spirituality, c) family support, d) quality interactions with faculty, d) mentoring, e) student engagement, and other factors pointed out by researchers such as (Heavy Runner & Decelles, 2002; Korkow, 2008; Schmidtke, 2008.). These factors found in the literature review are useful in face-to-face a classroom environment. However, there is a paucity of research related to retention of Native American students in an online classroom.