Submissions are now closed for Volume 5, Issue 1 – to be published February/March 2014.
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Volume 4, Issue 2 of The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education is now available online.
The top ranked refereed papers and nuts and bolts reports accepted for the 16th International First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand in early July are published as articles and practice reports respectively in this issue.
In this issue, the feature is the keynote conference presentation from Associate Professor Nick Zepke – Student engagement: A complex business supporting the first year experience in tertiary education. The keynote is reproduced in article form by the author for the journal issue and examines a number of conceptual frameworks that show how this complexity can enhance the first year experience of students in higher education.
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 2013 HERDC Specifications.