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  1. Minimizing Attrition: Strategies for Assisting Students who are at Risk for Withdrawal C. L. Park, RN, PhD; B. Perry RN, PhD; M. Edwards RN, PhD, Center for Nursing and Health Studies, Athabasca University

  2. Previous research in the field: Park, C., Boman, J., Care, D., Edwards, M., & Perry, B. (In Press). Persistence or attrition: What is being measured? Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice. Perry, B., Boman, J., Care, D., Edwards, M., & Park, C. (2008). Why do students withdraw from online graduate education: A descriptive study.Journal of Educators Online, 5(1), 1-17. Available online at http://www.thejeo.com

  3. Rovai Composite Persistence Model

  4. Rovai Composite Persistence Model

  5. Course Design Course Delivery Program Organization Ease Re-integration Strategies

  6. matching learning style to course design ensuring social interaction Course Design

  7. Mentoring Mid-term progress reports Regular student contact Course Delivery

  8. Mandatory orientation Academic advising Success strategy course Careful admission screening Focus on student /university relationships Program Organization