The Australian Learning and Teaching Council project proposal entitled “A Collaborative Multi-faceted Approach to Address the Gaps Between Student Expectation and Experience at University” provides a thorough rationale to the project including outcomes and deliverables.
“Student and Staff Experiences and Expectations” a Final Report for the project “A collaborative multi-faceted approach to address the gaps between student expectation and experience at university”.
Luzeckyj. A, King. S, Scutter. S, and Brinkworth, R.’The significance of being first: A consideration of cultural capital in relation to “first in family” student’s choices of university and program. A Practice Report’ . International Journal of First Year in Higher Education. 2011.
Luzeckyj, A., Burke Da Silva, K., Scutter, S., Palmer, E. and Brinkworth, R. ‘Don’t ask me what I think of you I might not give the answer that you want me to’: An exploration of 1st year university students’ expectations and experiences from the students’ and the teachers’ perspectives. In Jason Thomas, ed. First Year in Higher Education: Aspiration – Access – Achievement. Brisbane, QLD: QUT Publications. 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2010. Adelaide, Australia. Jun 2010.
Scutter. S, Palmer. E, Luzeckyj. A, Burke Da Silva. K, and Brinkworth. R. ‘What do commencing undergraduate students expect from first year university’ International Journal of First Year in Higher Education. 2010
Brinkworth. R, McCann. B, Matthews. C, and Nordstrom. K. ‘First year expectations and experiences: student and teacher perspectives’ The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning. 2008
McCann B, Brinkworth R. ‘Mind the gap: Student and Staff Expectations and Experiences‘ 2010
Conference Presentations 2012
- Building Partnerships to Ease Transition and Avoid Attrition: Some Local Findings. Authors; Brinkworth, R., Burke Da Silva, K., King, S., Luzeckyj, A., McCann, B. and Palmer, E In ERGA Conference 2012. Adelaide: Adelaide University. ERGA Conference 2012: Partnerships. Adelaide
Conference Presentations 2011
- The significance of being first: A consideration of cultural capital in relation to ‘first in family’ student’s choices of university and program. Authors; Luzeckyj, L. King, S. Scutter, S. and Brinkworth, R. For the First Year in Higher Education Conference- June 2011, WA
- Widening participation: does cultural capital really make a difference for first year students? Authors; King, S. Luzeckyj, A. Scutter, S. and Brinkworth, R. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australiasia Inc Conference – July 2011, QLD
- “We’re not in Kansas anymore”: Analysing university expectations and experiences for rural and remote students. Authors: Brinkworth, Russell & McCann, Ben. Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference - 28-30 September 2011, SA.
- Professor Sally Kift, external evaluator, used some of the project’s key findings in her keynote address to the Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference in Adelaide on the 28-30 September, 2011.
Conference Presentations 2010
During 2010, papers were given and presentations made at these conferences:
- First Year in Higher Education Conference – June 2010
- Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference – September 2010
- Where did you get that idea? What are student expectations of the first year university experience and what has informed them? Authors; Luzeckyj, A., Burke Da Silva, K., Scutter, S., Palmer, E. and Brinkworth, R. For the Second Annual Student Equity in Higher Education National Conference, Melbourne 2010
The project team has developed a blog (called uniexpectations) as a way of engaging a wider audience on the issues of transition to university. A number of guest bloggers will be contributing to the blog and sharing their experiences.