The Utilization of Peer Mentorship and its Positive Impact on Student Retention
In recognition of increasing rates of repeated ground schools and flight lessons, in combination with decreasing retention rates in the flight programs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Department of Aeronautical Science in the College of Aviation took initiative to create a program that identified struggle students before they reached excessive failure or financial distress. The students identified in the Student Success Initiative (SSI) after being assessed would be required to attend a mediation session with their academic and flight training staff in order to create a specialized training program.
- Student Success Initiative (SSI)
- Identifies "at risk" students
- Implemented training plan tailored to student
- One-on-one instruction