This paper examines institutional identification of first-generation college students and corresponding campus retention programs utilizing a Social Capital lens. Building on the theoretical foundation of Astin and Tinto this article argues that all student retention programs are based on Social Capital theory and provides recommendations for improving campus retention programs.
"A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS: A SOCIAL CAPITAL APPROACH,"
Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/kjhepp/vol2/iss1/4