Freshman Retention: From Good to Great. Liz Donnelly Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Dean of Students Amanda Wrede Coordinator of First-Year Experience Greek Life Advisor Oklahoma City University February 2008. What is Good to Great ?.
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Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Dean of Students
Coordinator of First-Year Experience
Greek Life Advisor
Oklahoma City University
The Good to Great studyattempts to explain the necessary components / commonalities / characteristics of organizations that make the leap from good to great.
“Good is the enemy of great.”
Private, united Methodist
Enrollment: u-1800; g-1200; law- 600
40%Undergrad - performing arts
Revolving door of executive leadership
Enrollment: Incremental declines, heavily dependent on international students
Staff: High turnover
Facilities: Deferred maintenance due to financial standing
Retention rate: 67%
Experienced, competent, dedicated executives
Enrollment: Steady increases; no longer dependent on single demographic
Faculty: Engaged in the student experience
Staff: Reduced turnover and engaged on campus
Facilities: CONSTANT CONTRUCTION!!!
Retention rate: 80.3%
Enrollment: Increase freshman class size to 500
Achieve top ten ranking in US News and World Report
Retention Rate: 85% by 2009
Graduation Rate: 70%
Collins, J. (2001). Good to great: Why some companies make the leap…and others don’t. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.