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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (3): 184–190.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Peter Cavnar; Claudia Stanny Higher education must improve student retention and graduation rates to meet increased demand for STEM degrees in the workforce projected for the next ten years. The high rate of attrition among STEM students entering college compels institutions to implement strategies...
The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 720–727.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in this course. Given these data, we argue that diagnostic BPTs have an effective place in advising and retention strategies. Following the formal adoption of our BPT, we tracked enrollment outcomes and cohort dynamics in all BPT-takers between 2013 and 2015 ( n = 317 students). Tracking involved mining...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 774–775.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Michael Parker Like a fissionable isotope, knowledge has a half-life. Fortunately, teachers can craft information in ways that can change the nuclear heart of subject matter to ensure interest, linkage, and retention, all through the telling of a good story. Taking students' existing knowledge...