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As one of the more notable scholars in higher education, specifically in the field of student success, Vincent Tinto developed one of the more prominent theories in student retention research with his Model of Institutional Departure. Within is model, Tinto states that students persist through a balanced integration system of formal (academics) and informal (campus culture) factors that aid and support them through the post-secondary experience. Refer to the Braxton article found in this week’s Readings and Resources.
With this framework, think of the ideas surrounding Student Affairs and student success found in this week’s readings. Then, answer the question of how you feel Tinto’s framework applies or doesn’t apply to these concepts. Think of how these factors play into a variety of sociocultural and socioeconomic backgrounds found in the modern-day student population. Explain your reasoning through examples found within readings as well as personal experiences.