William Slanger, professor and director of institutional research and analysis, published the article “The Staying Ability of the College Student Inventory” in the March issue of Retention Success online journal. The publication is the online journal of the Noel Levitz Retention Management System/College Student Inventory Community of Educators.
Slanger studied five years of data, including collection details from fall 2002, summer orientation, fall 2003, students enrolled in the mandatory freshmen orientation one-credit course, and followed by students enrolled in selected academic colleges from fall 2004 through 2006. Slanger wrote the College Student Inventory is “an exquisite instrument” that was “equally predictive of cumulative grade point average and academic capacity for each semester.” He also concluded the inventory was performed well for predicting retention.
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Slanger earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Montana State University, Bozeman, and his master’s degree and doctorate in animal breeding and genetics from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
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