Establishing a framework for transforming student engagement, success and retention in higher education institutions [Final Report]

Nelson, Karen J., Clarke, John A., Stoodley, Ian D., & Creagh, Tracy A. (2014) Establishing a framework for transforming student engagement, success and retention in higher education institutions [Final Report]. Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, NSW.

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Abstract

The perennial issues of student engagement, success and retention (SESR) in higher education continue to attract attention as key indicators of learning and teaching quality. This project aimed to establish and provide a holistic framework that would allow higher education institutions (HEIs) manage and improve their student engagement and retention strategies and programs. The framework and main project deliverable is a Maturity Model (MM) for Student Engagement, Success and Retention (SESR-MM). The project involved three Australian universities with experience and reputations in SESR activities: Queensland University of Technology (lead institution), the University of Queensland and Griffith University, working cooperatively to develop and trial the project deliverables. Project findings suggest that the SESR-MM has the potential to positively transform the holistic—academic, social and personal—engagement experiences of students in Australian universities, and that the SESR-MM is a useful mechanism for sharing good practice and improving programs designed to enhance the student experience.

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ID Code: 68701
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Funding for the project was provided by "the Australian Office for Teaching and Learning"
Keywords: Maturity Model, student engagement, student experience, retention, widening participation, the Australian Office for Teaching and Learning, HERN
ISBN: 9781743614921
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
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Deposited On: 18 Mar 2014 22:22
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2015 23:38

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