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University to College Remediation - Understanding Challenges and Effectiveness

August 2018

Authors: Glenn Harvell, Jennifer Percival, Alena Shah and Joe Stokes (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Durham College)

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Executive Summary

This research project is the third phase of a general arts and science retention pathway developed by University of Ontario Institute of Technology/Durham College under project 2015-23. For this reflective research paper we collected, analyzed, and interpreted both quantitative and qualitative data about the Diploma and Degree Retention Pathway Program (GAS-S), with a focus on exploring and describing the experiences of participants, their choices with respect to continuing at either Durham College or UOIT, and their subsequent performance. We also discuss lessons learned from this research in the hopes that it will be used to inform the development of future pathways and additional learning supports for students.