Re-examining Academic Expectations: Using Self-Study to Promote Academic Justice

Shirley Matteson, Colette Taylor, Fernando Valle, Mary Fehr, Stacy Jacob, Stephanie Jones

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With the current national and state economic strain and budget cuts in higher education, enrollment at universities has become an important issue. One way to boost enrollment is to maintain enrollment, retaining students who might otherwise discontinue their university studies. Although students leave for a variety of reasons, it is often due to academic discouragement. As some students are less prepared for higher education than others, learning and disciplined study may be more challenging for them. Now, more than ever, faculty members are called on to assist their universities with student retention. Student retention requires a shift in our expectations, how we view our roles, and how we approach our teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-83
JournalJournal of Thought
StatePublished - Jun 21 2011


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