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Expanded Core Curriculum

The EYE Retreat focuses its program on the nine areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC).


All learning activities of the EYE Retreat are based on the research of Belch (2004) and McDroom.


Each college environment is different and the experience one has at each college is different. Tinto (1975) created a theory to explain why students often dropout of college. Tinto suggests that the greater the academic and social involvement on campus the more likely a student is to persist and graduate. His theory is based on the events immediately prior to enrollment and during the course of attendance.

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