In the world of student success, an intervention is defined as an activity that leads to student persistence and retention from term to term with the ultimate goal of students completing their degree. Along similar lines, “high impact” interventions are characterized by long-term impacts on GPA, retention, or completion. But with these definitions also come questions:
- What institutional resources are being expended in order to conduct and maintain interventions?
- Is the resulting impact on persistence and completion worth the resources being expended?
- And perhaps most importantly, how do we determine if interventions work?
To support their first-time freshmen, a HBCU that worked with Starfish built a program actively encouraging them to visit an advisor before mid-term exams and to receive additional student support through.
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