The Thrill of the Climb and the Agony of the Fall, or, Competitive Co-Curricular Activities and Retention of Underperforming and At-Risk Students: The Case of Debate

Friday, November 7, 2014: 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Governorís Square 16 (Sheraton)
While honors is a magnet for high-potential students, many students are often either unmotivated in class or unengaged within their campus communities. This presentation will discuss the experiences of member institutions in using Intercollegiate Policy Debate as a means of retaining and improving the success of underperforming and at-risk students.
Joshua Gonzalez, University of Houston, Michael Hester, University of West Georgia and Andrea Reed, University of Kentucky
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