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Pre-entry attributes, in conjunction with institutional academic and social experience, determine the extent to which students integrate into an institution. Institutional integration is depicted as a paradigm consisting of formal and informal aspects of each of two components: Academic Integration and Social Integration. Measures of social integration have typically focused on the extent and quality of students' relationships and interactions with peers and faculty. Academic Integration deals with responses to Grade Point Average (GPA) and student satisfaction with intellectual development, leading to higher retention rates.

INTEGRALS CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIAL INTEGRATION

bullet Extent and quality of students' relationships and interactions with
peers and faculty.
bullet Focus on students' friendships and social activities.
bullet Peer group interactions.
bullet Students' satisfaction with their social life.
bullet Informal interactions with faculty.
bullet Frequency of faculty contacts to discuss a campus issue or problem.
bullet The number of extracurricular activities.


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