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Implementing a blueprint for transition success

Nelson, Karen J., Kift, Sally M., & Creagh, Tracy (2007) Implementing a blueprint for transition success. In Regenerate, Engage, Experiment : 10th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference, 4-6 July, 2007, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper explores the question "how is good practice for managing the transition of students into university institutionalised in a large university?" by describing the implementation of two elements of our Blueprint for transition success. These elements are a staff-focused teamwork resource which asks "can a teamwork protocol for academic staff improve the design of teamwork units and improve the learning experience for first year students?"; and a project to implement good practice for monitoring student engagement which asks "how do we prevent, identify and manage students who are at risk of disengagement, to improve opportunities for student persistence and to minimise unexplained attrition?". Because we know that the mere existence of these resources or conduct of the projects alone will not improve practice or the outcomes for students, these projects have been selected as vehicles for the Blueprint's implementation because they engender high levels of staff participation and contribution.

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ID Code: 8319
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the conference website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: t.creagh@qut.edu.au
Keywords: first, year experience, transition, teamwork, teamwork protocol, student engagement, attrition, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 The Authors
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:35

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