Improving Student Retention in Higher Education provides a practical, curriculum-based response to the current situation in higher education, where participating students emanate from a range of backgrounds; international and lower socioeconomic backgrounds, mature aged students, students with disabilities as well as those for whom higher education is the first family experience.

Underpinned by research indicating that students are more likely to continue with higher education if they are engaged in their studies and have developed networks and relationships with their fellow students, this book presents best practice examples of innovative and inclusive curriculum, from a range of countries.

Section 1. Introduction: The Dimensions of Facilitating Student Success in Higher Education  Section 2: Facilitating Student Success Through Programs in the Disciplines of Study  Section 3: Student Success and Student Diversity  Section 4: Student Success and Flexible Modes  Section 5: Synthesis and Conclusions