First Advisor

Van Dusen, Donna

Second Advisor

Jennings, Gordon


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Management


School of Management

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

54 pages


Retention is a growing concern for the undergraduate adult program at Regis University. Action research, specifically the Pearce and Robinson action research model, was used to fully understand the issue and create solutions. The Spring 2004 new start cohort was analyzed to find reportable data. Feedback was taken from a member of the Student Success Team regarding the spring cohort, and staffs from three departments were interviewed. Collaboration is central to action research and the team that was developed helped interpret the data. This collaboration team then put together three recommendations. The final recommendation suggested for implementation is to make the Student Success Team a centralized resource for student success.

Date of Award

Summer 2006

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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