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Title: An academically centred paradigm for optimum student retention and success
Author: Clafferty, Elaine Margaret
ISNI:       0000 0004 7231 0518
Awarding Body: Glasgow Caledonian University
Current Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University
Date of Award: 2017
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The work reported is based on the long term study, development and analysis of methods and techniques aimed at enhancing the success of Higher Education students with reference to retention, progression, degree completion and satisfaction with the learning environment. An innovative new paradigm for the optimisation of student success called the ‘Triple C’ Model is described in detail and is set in the context of literature that was relevant at the time of its initial design. The three Cs are Care, Control and Consistency. The formulation of the holistic model and the coherence of its development over an extended time period is discussed. The original success of the ‘Triple C’ model was measured by an increase in student progression from level 1 to level 2 of between 5% and 19% in the first academic year that it was applied. Scaling up and applying the model across all levels of undergraduate programmes in a University School resulted in full time undergraduate student progression improving by 10% over two academic years. During the second of these two years the NSS overall student satisfaction rate improved by 4%. Full details of all contributing initiatives are described. The results achieved as a consequence of the implementation of the evolving ‘Triple C’ model are presented along with conclusions and suggestions for future work.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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