Student retention, success rates, instructor immediacy
Data show that half of all students who have dropped/failed Survey of Calculus or Finite Mathematics and the University of Arkansas will drop/fail again. These students face a lack of motivation and a fair amount of anxiety toward mathematics. To make connections and create an environment in which they are comfortable discussing any issues with the professor, repeater students were asked to meet with the professor to complete a personalized academic improvement plan. This plan establishes the need for regular contact with the instructor and should increase the student’s level of comfort with the instructor.
Hood, S., & Girshner, J. (2022). The Impact of Frequent Student-Faculty Interactions on Repeater Students. Publications and Presentations. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/wctfscpub/38