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First Year in Higher Education 2000 Conference
'Creating Futures for a Nem Millenium



Accepted Papers

Below is a list of papers from the 2000 FYHE Conference - Creating Future for a New Millenium held at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Papers are grouped and listed in themes as listed below. Within each theme, each of the links take you to the abstract for the paper as an HTML document. From the HTML page you will be able to access the full paper as a Microsoft Word document - but only if you come to the Conference.

Papers have also been grouped and presented in six parallel sessions. You can view the abstracts and full papers in this way by clicking here.

Only papers submitted electronically and with the consent of authours are listed on this site.

All papers are copyright to the authour and to the conference organisers. If using these papers you must reference your source appropriately eg:

AUTHOR, (DATE) TITLE. The Fourth Pacific Rim - First Year in Higher Education Conference: Creating Futures for a New Millennium. Queensland University of Technology. Brisbane, 5-7 July 2000.

Theme A - Student Populations and Diversity
Krause & Duchesne With a little help from my friends: Social interactions on Campus and their role in the First Year Experience
Lawrence Rethinking diversity: re-theorising transition as a process of engaging, negotiating and mastering the discourses and multiliteracies of an unfamililar culture rather than as a problem of deficit
Morrison Space for Maori in Tertiary Institutions
Pennington The Typical American Introductory Psychology textbook and its Coverage of Cultural Diversity
Riley & Najar Facilitating Research Writing in the New Millennium
Theme B - Support Systems and Programs
Adonis An evaluation of student's perceptions of a multi-faceted support programme in a large, diverse first year class
Barker First year students' perceptions of writing difficulties in science. "I didn't expect it to be different to school"
Clulow Student involvement and transition: a role for peer tutoring?
Drew et al School of Psychology Peer Mentoring Pilot Program
Grob Surviving First Year in Higher Education
Haiden Students' perceptions of academic support designed to counter the effects of 'underpreparedness'
Li Interactive Learning of Exploratory Data Analysis Through Computer Visualisation
Peat The Importance of Forming Social and Academic Networks for Students in Transition to University Study
Powell & Peel Monitoring and Assisting Student Academci Progress: Results of a Student Progress Initiative in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University
Tindle The impact of personal computers on physical and psychological health: strategies for staying in the "zone"
Vardi What lecturers' want: An investigation of lecturers' expectations in first year essay writing tasks
Zulu Towards learning support strategies that work: reflections on language experiences of first year students at the University of North West
Theme C - Transition and Adjustment
Boyd & Baafi Web based teaching and learning system for first year engineering computing
Calder Online Learning Support: An Action Research Project
Cooper, Ellis & Sawyer Expanded future opportunities provided by a bridging course at a regional university campus
Dancer & Fiebig Modelling students at risk
Eagle & McDonald Approbation and Apprehension. Coping with the first year of tertiary Business Study
Ferman & Andrews Flexible Learning - What Students Think
Gleeson Science 101: A pilot program aimed at facilitating transition into Science at the University of Melbourne
Gregory First Year Students' Expectations of Working in Culturally Diverse Small Groups at University
Gunn-Lewis English entry levels and academic success
Huon & Sankey The Transition to University: Understanding differences in success
Kantanis Transition to University - a holistic approach: A case study of the Monash Transition Program
Lee et al Factors Related to Student Satisfaction with University
Mannan An assessment of the Academic and Social Integration as Perceived by the Students in the University of Papua New Guinea
Moore et al. Transition and text: a progress report of a web-based writing resource project
Tang The 'role' of an Effective Learner Programme on 'Approaches of Studying' of First-year students in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Thies A Jump Start... 'A series of programs to assist entering students progress successfully through their first year of study'
Tindle & Lincoln Mature age students in transition: Factors contributing to their success in first year
Woodward The Introduction of an Integrated First Year Experience: Some Lessons Learned
Theme D - Strategies and Innovations in Teaching and Learning
Box et al Increasing Student Participation in a First Year Materials Engineering Service Subject Taken by Mechanical Engineers
Butler Teaching thinking and writing to first year nurses
Cafarella Working together - does it help?
Cartwright & Noone TULIP (Tertiary Undergraduate Literacy Integration Program): A project that focuses on the literacy development of tertiary students
Crisp Introductory Chemistry for Science Majors. Can we match the Syllabus and the Students
Gallois Teaching and Planning Innovations in Sociology at RMIT
Hollingworth & McLoughlin The development of metacognitive skills among first year science students
Johnston Learning Teams and Learning Diaries In First Year Business Studies: Balancing Student Independence and Support in Course Design and Curriculum Development.
Manathunga Yärï - sharing knowings: enhancing a culturally and socially responsive curriculum
Manathunga & Borthwick Teamwork in Unit Coordination
McLoughlin, Miron & O'Sullivan Developing learning-to-learn skills in first year students
Miron, O'Sullivan & McLoughlin Authentic Student Learning: Assisting Students to become Constructive Learners in a First Year Computing Science Unit
Nichols and Najar Making knowledge claims in a postcolonial world: international postgraduate students' academic writing
Pearson & Beasley An Evaluation of an Integrative Framework of Student Characteristics and Learning Approaches
Peat A Virtual Learning Environment: support student learning on-line
Purnell Tertiary Education that works for the Student!
Spinks The craft of academic writing and the first year experience: the importance of marker to student communication
Tyson & Taylor Excitement and anxiety in the first-year experiential classroom
Watson A Peer Assistance Support Scheme (PASS) for First Year Core Subjects
Williams Encouraging Creativity in University Education by Using Metaphors and Rich Pictures
Theme E - Program Management and Coordination
Hinton & Tickner Causes of attrition in first year students in Arts, Health and Sciences and Recommendation for Intervention
Theme F - Policy Directions
Ashton & Beilby Partnerships and Participation: Developing a University-Wide Transition Program


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