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A holistic approach to the support and engagement of first year students : a retention strategy

Nelson, Karen J., Clarke, John A., & Kift, Sally M. (2009) A holistic approach to the support and engagement of first year students : a retention strategy. In The 4th Annual European First Year Experience Conference, 13-15 May 2009, University of Groningen/University Medical Center, Groningen. (Unpublished)

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    Institutions should enact holistic approaches that address students’ personal, social and academic engagement in the early weeks of first year to facilitate retention (Nelson, Kift & Clarke, 2008). This holistic approach is central to the FYE program at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), which was established to maximise learning engagement and hence positively influence the retention of commencing students. The program aims to • engage students in their learning through an intentionally designed and enacted curriculum (Kift, 2008) • facilitate timely access to life and learning support • promote a sense of belonging to the discipline, cohort and profession.

    The FYE program’s aims are achieved by strategic alliances between academic and professional staff across the institution.

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    ID Code: 28421
    Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
    Additional Information: Abstract and PowerPoint presented at conference
    Keywords: first-year, attrition, transition, engagement, at-risk, engagement, student support, HERN
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the authors.
    Deposited On: 05 Nov 2009 11:40
    Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:07

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