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Theme: Student Populations and Diversity

First year higher education student metrics and management

Justin Debuse
Business Faculty
University of the Sunshine Coast

Jeannie Ledington
Business Faculty
University of the Sunshine Coast
Department of Accounting and Information Systems
University of South Australia

We examine the current approaches used within Australia to determine the performance of prospective higher education students, with a view to managing student progress. Key challenges for such approaches include their application to students across a wide range of backgrounds and educational histories and their dependence upon information of limited scope. We propose an approach that may be used by individual universities to address these, using techniques from the field of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD), and present examples of pertinent existing work in this area.

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