Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



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This case study depicted the development and implementation of the Holistic Undergraduate Growth Experience (HUGE) student success and retention program that spans the second year of undergraduate study to graduation. This study set out to expand student development theory and practice to include an international perspective, specifically one from the Middle East. An increased amount of attention was dedicated to examining the development of the aforementioned program than to its actual implementation in order to provide a more comprehensive framework. Based on the findings associated with this study, recommendations were made not only to the host institution for the study, but also to administrators, program directors, faculty, and potential employers on how they can assist in the successful facilitation of the HUGE program. The findings associated with this study included the development and strengthening of relationships with potential employers, along with community and international organizations, and other universities around the world. It is also recommended that communication and collaboration be enhanced while addressing the issue of balance between academics and co-curricular activities. Furthermore, more opportunities should be created to expose students to other cultures.



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Committee Chair

Mitchell, Roland

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