Rhonda Epper thinks the hottest issue of the next couple of years will be student retention and I tend to agree with her. It's great that we are getting students into our classes, but if they are going to graduate they need to complete them successfully.
The new issue of Educause Quarterly is focused on student retention. More here as I actually read the articles. http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/IntelligentCounselingSystemA24/219101