Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy
Muskie School of Public Service
Dr. Jeffrey Beaudry
Dr. Glenn Cummings
Dr. Walter Kimball
Online and non-online learners, institutional effectiveness, opportunities for online learning experiences
Institutions of higher education, states, and government agencies are seeking avenues for increasing access, improving learning outcomes, and increasing student retention. The majority of chief academic officers polled indicate that online learning is key to the growth of their institutions, while simultaneously indicating concern that online learners are less likely to succeed and persist. A common construct for how institutions can facilitate student success and persistence is the notion of engagement . Since 2000, campuses have relied upon the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to guide institutional policies and practices supporting student success.
Dexter, Paul D., "The Influence of Engagement Upon Success and Persistence of Online Undergraduates" (2015). All Theses & Dissertations. 168.