The Impact of Intervention on Student Engagement: An Analysis at a US Online University
Online learning has steadily grown in popularity as an important educational venue and created a paradigm shift in
the U.S. education system. The related issue about high attrition rate has concerned and impacted many higher education
institutions. In this paper, student engagement from a selected course in the master‟s program of health care administration was
investigated to triangulate the outcomes generated from a main initiative implemented by the University. This study also
examined the relationship between student engagement and academic performance. The comparisons in student engagement
between the selected course and other courses in the same program were also performed. The findings support the outcomes
produced by the university-wide initiative. The implications, limitations, and future research are also discussed.
Keywords - Instructor‟s Presence, Student Engagement, Student Success, Online Learning, Attribution Rate.