Volume 5, Issue 1 (2014) of The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education is now available online.

In this issue, the feature is a conversation with Professor Richard James from the University of Melbourne, Australia, whose extensive experience in research and policy development on the First Year Experience has been widely disseminated.  Richard addresses the challenges of participation, student diversity and the shifting focus of decision-making on standards and credentialism.


Int J FYHE Volume 5

The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education (Int J FYHE) focuses on research and practice about enhancing the experience of commencing students.

Academic and professional staff involved in practices for enhancing the transition of students to higher education, as well as senior managers with responsibility for first year policies and strategies, will find items of interest in the journal.

Int J FYHE is published bi-annually with one issue linked to the International First Year in Higher Education Conference.  There are three types of submissions in the journal: scholarly papers, practice-based innovations and ‘features’ which may include interviews or invited papers with key scholars and practitioners.  There are no subscription or registration costs associated with this journal.

The journal will accept scholarly papers and practice initiatives which meet the definitions for research and CI journal publication as required by the 2014 HERDC Specifications.

For all journal queries please contact or Tracy Creagh, Journal Manager