For the sake of the Leading for Change Racial Equity and Justice Institute, a retention activity is an intentional and systematic task designed to enhance student-centered academic excellence and retention at Leading for Change member institutions. The activity must: 1) impact multiple students at the program or office level, 2) be something that has become or will be institutionalized in your work over time; 3) be assignable to a responsible party 4) and be assessable.
Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium and Framingham State University Division of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement, "Retention Inventory" (2018). Racial Equity and Justice Institute. Paper 1.