In each forum, you will post 1 thread of at least 300 words. You must then post 2 replies of at least 150 words. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least 2 scholarly citations in current APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 scholarly citation in current APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years, with the exception of a reference to a retention theorist’s original work.
Topic: Linking Theory to Practice
Effective student intervention practices are grounded in established theory and crafted around proven “best practices” as they relate to the student population. Using the Jerry Falwell Library’s online resources, identify a recent scholarly article (published within the last 5 years) that discusses an intervention practice focused on increasing undergraduate student success or retention. As you review the article, identify 1) the aim of the approach or practice, 2) the theoretical premise (this should be identified by the author within the article), and 3) the outcome of the intervention (i.e., did the strategy/practice promote student success?).
In your original thread, write a concise summary of the article highlighting the above elements. In addition, discuss whether the approach might be applicable to a broad population or is limited to only addressing the specific issue/population identified in the article. Finally, provide at least 1 suggestion for how the authors’ intervention attempt could be improved or enhanced based on your research.
Reply to at least 2 of your classmate’s threads to discuss their suggestions for improving the intervention approach from their chosen article(s). For each reply, provide feedback in support, in opposition, or in place of their recommendation based on at least 1 researched source.