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New issue – Student Success

The latest issue of Student Success (Volume 9, Issue 3 2018) can now be viewed at https://studentsuccessjournal.org/issue/view/23

 

Journal website:  https://studentsuccessjournal.org/index

 

Just announced:  The 2019 STARS Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia July 7-10 http://unistars.org/

 

The 2018 STARS Conference was held in Auckland, New Zealand July 8- 11.  Conference proceedings can be found at http://unistars.org/papers/STARS2018.pdf

This conference provides the opportunity to disseminate and discuss current research, good practice, emerging initiatives and leading edge ideas that are aimed at enhancing students’ tertiary learning experiences.

Renewing first year curriculum

Renewing first year curriculum for social sciences and humanities in the context of discipline threshold standards

Good practice guidelines for the sector more

The First Year Experience in Australian Universities: Findings from Two Decades, 1994-2014

The Melbourne CSHE released a report (March 2015) on the first year experience of students in Australian universities over two decades, from 1994 to 2014. The report found that,

 … among others, first year students in 2014 were generally more positive in their outlook and better prepared for the transition to university than students in previous studies. However, they were less socially engaged in the university community and preferred to keep to themselves.

Baik, C., Naylor, R., & Arkoudis, S.  (2015).  The First Year Experience in Australian Universities: Findings from Two Decades, 1994-2014.  Melbourne CSHE

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