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Submitted by Denise Rotavera-Krain,

As members of the ATI community, it is important for all of us to become more familiar with college student retention and college student success.  We share a common goal of wanting our students to succeed.  But who has the time to think about this?

You’re Welcome! The Retention Task Force has taken the guesswork out of finding these materials for you!  See below for a few key articles organized by how much time you have. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please reach out to any member of the Retention Task Force.

  • Laura Deeter
  • Lisa Dicus
  • David Dietrich
  • Robby Frutchey
  • Carri Gerber
  • Thom Janini
  • Julia Morris
  • Denise Rotavera-Krain
  • Dee Dee Snyder
  • Mick Steiner
  • Victor Ujor



Not Much Time?  Here’s the Quick & Dirty!

From Retention to Persistence by Vincent Tinto

Postsecondary Retention & Persistence: A Primer (

Academic Advising & Student Retention & Persistence, Charlie Nutt


Like Videos or Have a Little More Time Right Now?  The Meaningful Middle is Where You Want to Be!

Through the Eyes of Students by Vincent Tinto

Promoting Student Successes: A Shared Responsibility by Vincent Tinto (YouTube Video)


Love Data or Want to Dig a Deeper – You’re a Retention Rockstar!

What Faculty Need to Know About Retention by Jerry Pattengale

National Retention & Completion Reports by NACADA (National Academic Advising Association)