A blueprint for enhanced transition: taking an holistic approach to managing student transition into a large university

Nelson, Karen J., Kift, Sally M., Humphreys, Julia K., & Harper, Wendy E. (2006) A blueprint for enhanced transition: taking an holistic approach to managing student transition into a large university. In First Year in Higher Education Conference, 12-14 July, 2006, Gold Coast, Australia.


Enhancing the student experience in their first year at university requires: students to encounter curriculum that is sensitive to their realities, adequate and timely access to support services, and opportunities for them to become part of communities of learners. Leveraging from the foundations of extensive curriculum reform, two faculties and two divisions in a large university embarked on a project that seeks to systematise a transition philosophy of engagement across academic, professional and administrative silos. This paper describes the pilot phase of this ambitious program of change.

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ID Code: 4557
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Enhancing Transition, First Year Experience, HERN
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:24

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