Disseminations

Senior Fellowship disseminations and related first year in higher education materials by Sally Kift. Links are provided where materials are available online. For official reports arising from the project, please refer to the Reports and Resources page of this website.

  • Book chapters
  • Journal articles – refereed
  • Journal articles – non-refereed
  • Conference papers – refereed
  • Conference papers/ presentations – non-refereed
  • Keynote presentations
  • Other invited presentations
  • Interviews and Media
Book chapters

Kift, S. (Forthcoming). Foreword. In J. Grellier & V. Goerke, Communication skills toolkit: unlocking the secrets of tertiary success2nd ed, Cengage Learning, Melbourne.

Kift, S. (Forthcoming). Integrating a sustainable academic career around scholarly learning and teaching activities. In I. Hay (Ed.) Learning with the World’s Great University Teachers. Open University Press.

Kift, S. (2007). An Assistant Dean, Learning and Teaching’s Role in Quality Assuring Assessment. In Steve Frankland (ed) (2007) Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment. pp 300-313

Kift, S.(2006). Using an Audience Response System to Enhance Student Engagement in Large Group Orientation: A Law Faculty Case Study. In D. A. Banks Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases,Information Science Publishing: Hershey. Chapter 6 pp 80-96.

Journal articles – refereed

Kift, S. (2008). 21st Century Climate for Change: Curriculum Design for Quality Learning Engagement in Law. Legal Education Review, 18(1 & 2), 1-30

Kift, S., Field, R., & Wells, I. (2008) Promoting Sustainable Professional Futures for Law Graduates through Curriculum Renewal in Legal Education: A Final Year Experience (FYE2)eLaw Journal, 15(2), 145-158

Kift, S. & Nelson, K. (2005). Beyond curriculum reform: embedding the transition experience. In A. Brew & C. Asmar (Eds) Higher Education in a Changing World. Research and Development in Higher Education, 28. Proceedings 2005 HERDSA Annual Conference. Sydney Australia, 3-6 July: 225-235. (50%)

Kift, S. (2005-2006). My Law School – Then and Now. Newcastle Law Review, 9, 1-9.

Kift, S. (2003). Assuring Quality in the Casualisation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Towards Best Practice for the First Year Experience. March UltiBASE ISSN 1443-7023

Journal articles – non-refereed

Kift, S. (2009). A Transition Pedagogy: The First Year Experience Curriculum Design Symposium HERDSA News, 31(1), 1-4.

Kift, S. (2006). The First Year Experience in Higher Education – a Conference. Queensland Government, Education Views, 15(8), April, 7.

Kift, S. (2004) Between a Rock and Several Hard Places: Where Does a Faculty Learning & Teaching Sub-Dean Sit and What is That Role? HERDSA News, 26(3), 8-11.

Kift, S. et al. (2002). Engaging Learning Experiences. QUT FYE Issues Paper, QUT.

Conference papers – refereed

Kift, S. & Moody, K. (2009) Harnessing Assessment and Feedback in the First Year to Support Learning Success, Engagement and Retention. In ATN Assessment Conference 2009, 19-20 November, RMIT.

Kift, S. & Field, R. (2009) Intentional First Year Curriculum Design as a Means of Facilitating Student Engagement: Some Exemplars. In 12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference 2009, 29 June-2 July 2009, Townsville.

Kift, S. (2008). The next, great, first year challenge: Sustaining, coordinating and embedding coherent institution-wide approaches to enact the FYE as “everybody’s business”. In Keynote, 11th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2008, 30 June – 2 July, Hobart.

Nelson, K., Kift, S. & Clarke, J. (2008) Expectations and realities for first year students at an Australian university. In 11th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2008, 30 June – 2 July, Hobart.

Wells, I., Kift, S., & Field, R. (2008) FYE2: Recognising and Acting on the Synergies Between the First and Final Year Experiences in Legal Education. In 11th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2008, 30 June – 2 July, Hobart.

Nelson, K., Kift, S. & Creagh, T. (2007). Implementing a Blueprint for Transition Success. In 10th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2007, 4-6 July, Brisbane

Kift, S., Harper, W., Creagh, T., Hauville, K., McCowan, C., and Emmett, D. (2007). ePortfolios: Mediating the minefield of inherent risks and tensions. In Proceedings ePortfolio Australia – Imagining New Literacies, RMIT University, Melbourne.

Field, R. & Kift, S. (2006). Learning on the move: Reconciling the needs of students and academics in the fast lane of tertiary education in 2006. In Online Learning and Teaching Conference 2006: Learning on the Move, 26 September, Brisbane.

Nelson, K., Kift, S., Humphreys, J. & Harper, W. (2006). A blueprint for enhanced transition: Taking an holistic approach to managing student transition into a large university. In 9th International Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2006, 12-14 July, Gold Coast.

Kift, S. (2005). An Assistant Dean, Learning & Teaching’s Role in Quality Assuring Assessment. In The First International Conference on Enhancing Teaching & Learning through Assessment. Hong Kong.

Nelson, K., Kift, S. & Harper, W. (2005). First portal in a storm: a virtual space for transition students. In ASCILITE 2005: Balance, Fidelity, Mobility. 4-7 December, Brisbane. 509-516.

Nelson, K., Kift, S., & Harper, W. (2005). Any portal in a storm? Aligning online engagement patterns with the needs of transition students. In OLT 2005, Beyond Delivery, 27 September, Brisbane.

Kift, S. (2004).  Organising First Year Engagement Around Leaning: Formal and Informal Curriculum intervention. In 8th International First Year in Higher Education Conference, 14-16 July, Melbourne.

Kift, S. (2004). A New Pedagogy for Higher Education? Exploring Integrated Learning Environments in Legal EducationIn Online Learning and Teaching (OLT) 2004, 3 November 2004, Brisbane.

Kift, S. (2003). From bolting-on to embedding: How do we progress the seamlessness of online and in-class learning environments to enhance student-learning outcomes? In OLT 2003: Excellence Making the Connections, 5 November, Brisbane.

Kift, S. (2003). First Year Renewal to Engage Learners in Law. In 7th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2003, 9-11 July, Brisbane.

Kift, S. (2002). Harnessing assessment and feedback to assure quality outcomes for graduate capability development: A legal education case study. In AARE Conference 2002, Brisbane, December

Kift, S. (2002). Assuring Quality in the Casualisation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Towards Best Practice for the First Year Experience. In 6th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2003, 8-10 July 2002, Christchurch, NZ.

Kift, S. (2001). First Year Curriculum Review for Generic Competency: A Law Degree Case Study. In 14th International Conference on the First Year Experience (in conjunction with the 5th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference), July, Hawaii.

Kift, S. (2001). Curriculum Review for Generic Competency: Faculty of Law as a Case Study. In QUT Business Faculty Assessment Conf 2001, Brisbane.

Christensen, S. & Kift, S. (2000) Legal Skills and Ethics: Integration or Disintegration? In Commonwealth Legal Education Association Conference, February, Adelaide.

Conference papers/ presentations – non-refereed:
International

Kift, S. (2009). Optimal First Year Curriculum Design in Law: Articulating a Transition Pedagogy. In Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference 2009, 5-7 July, Sydney.

Nelson, K., Kift, S. & Clarke, J. (2009). A holistic approach to the identification and support and engagement of first year students: a retention strategy. In European First Year Experience Conference 2009, 13-15 May, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Johnston, B. & Kift, S. (2009). From sector-wide policy to institutional enactment: Learnings from Scotland and Australia for first year engagement, empowerment and enhancement. European First Year Experience Conference 2009,13-15 May, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Kift, S., Wells, I., & Field, R. (2008) A Proposal for Curriculum Renewal in the Final Year of Legal Education: Drawing on Synergies with the First Year Experience for a FYE2. In 2008 ALTA Conference, Legal Education Stream, 6-9 July 2008. Cairns, James Cook University.

Kift, S. & Cameron, I. (2007). Driving Change in Learning & Teaching via National Collaborative Projects. In 30th Annual HERDSA Conference, 9-11 July 2007. Adelaide, Hilton Adelaide.

Nelson, K., Kift, S., Humphreys, J. & Harper, W. (2006). Embedding transition philosophy within the academic, professional and administrative processes of a large university. In 19th International Conference on the First-Year Experience July 24-27, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Nelson 50%, Kift 50%).

Kift, S. (2006). The Learning, Teaching and Assessment of Ethical Values in Law: What are the Possibilities? In Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference 2006: Legal Knowledge: Learning, Communicating and Doing. 4-7 July, Victoria University, Melbourne.

Harper, W. & Kift, S. (2006). QUT’s E- Portfolio: enhancing transition & beyond. In PanAmerican ePortfolio Forum, 4 June, Vancouver.

Kift, S. (2006). Ethics 101: Assessing for ethical attunement from the first year of a professional degree. In World Ethics Forum, 9-11 April, Keble College, Oxford.

Kift, S. (2006). Enhancing student retention and success in first year law: A Managed Learning Environment (MLE) for the First Year Experience (FYE). In 41st UK Association of Law Teachers Conference, April, Norwich, UK.

Kift, S. (2005). FY Law: Engaging law students in transition as if retention and learning really matters. In ALTA 2005 – One Law for All?, 5-8 July, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Kift, S., Nelson, K. & Humphreys, J. (2005) Beyond Curriculum Reform: Embedding the transition experience. Presentation of Institutional Initiative, 18th International FYE Conference, Southampton, July 2005.

Kift, S. (2004). Assessing Graduate Capability Acquisition for Learning: An Assessment Framework. In Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference 2004Crossing Boundaries (ALTA 2004), 9 July, Darwin.

Kift, S. (2003). How does Online sit with Face-to-Face in Legal Education: Some Ideas about boundaries. In Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference 2003, Brisbane.

Kift, S. (2001). It’s a Matter of Affecting Attitude: Influencing Law Students to Embrace Higher-Order Lawyering Values. In ALTA 2001, University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu, July 2001

Christensen, S. & Kift, S. (2000). Embedding Graduate Attributes & Skills: Trick or Treat -Tips & Traps. In Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference 2000, Canberra.

 

National

Kift, S., Wells, I., & Field, R. (2008). Enhancing Transitions Out for Law Students: Curriculum Renewal for a Final Year Experience (FYE2). In Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2008, 30 October, Brisbane.

Nelson, K., Kift, S., Creagh, T., Quinn, C. & Duncan, M. (2007). Developing Teamwork Assessment: Satisfying Solutions for the Real World. In ATN Evaluation and Assessment Conference 2007, 29-30 November.

Kift, S. & Nelson, K. (2007). Enhancing Transition at QUT (ET@QUT). Invited panel participation in Good Practice Workshop in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, Carrick Discipline-Based Development Forum, 15-16 March, Hobart.

Kift, S. & Field, R. (2006). Tailoring the Transition Message to Overcome Student Information Overload: [You] actually made me smile – thanks. In Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2006, 2-3 November, Brisbane.

Kift, S. (2005). On Becoming Ethical. In 4th ATN Evaluations and Assessment Conference 2005: Making a difference, 30 November-1 December, Sydney, UTS.

Kift, S. (2005). Graduate attributes that have been theorised, conceptualised, embedded and assessed: An update. In Effective Teaching and LearningConference 2005, 3-4 November, UQ.

Kift, S. (2005). Transforming the First Year Experience: A New Pedagogy to Enable Transition. In Enhancing Student Success Conference, University of Newcastle, April 2005.

Kift, S. (2003). Assessing to Support New Learning Outcomes: Assessing for Graduate Capability Acquisition. In ATN Evaluations and Assessment Conference 2003, 24-25 November, University of South Australia.

Nulty, D. & Kift, S. (2003). Assuring the Quality of Assessment: A Case Study. In ATN Evaluations and Assessment Conference 2003, 24-25 November, University of South Australia.

Kift, S. (2003). Thx heaps 4 ur motivation email :) – Intervening with First Years for their Own Good. In 2003 Effective Teaching and Learning Conference, 6-7 November, Brisbane, Griffith University.

Kift, S. (2002). Legal Education: Will Modelling Engage the Learners in the Learning? In ATN 2002 Effective Teaching and Learning Conference, December, Brisbane.

Kift, S. (2002). Assuring the Quality of Assessment: What are the Professional Development Opportunities for Casual Staff? In ATN 2002 Effective Teaching and Learning Conference, December, Brisbane.

Kift, S. & Nulty, D. (2002). Closing the QA Loop on SEUs and CEQs: A Law Faculty Case Study. In ATN Evaluations and Assessment Conference: Closing the Loop, November, Brisbane.

Kift, S. (2002). Teachers without Frontiers: Blurring the Boundaries between online and face-to-face. In Online Learning and Teaching Conference 2002: Interactions, October, Brisbane, Bardon Centre.

Christensen, S. & Kift, S. (2000). Developing the Transference of Generic Comprehension Skills to Legal Analysis within First Year Law. In 6th Annual Legal Education Day, December, Brisbane, QUT.

Christensen, S. & Kift, S. (2000). Embedding Attitudinal Skills in Core Undergraduate Law Curriculum: Pointless and Hopeless or Worthwhile and Possible?” In 6th Annual Legal Education Day, December, Brisbane, QUT.

Christensen, S. & Kift, S. (2000). From School to University: A Case Study in Law. In Department of Education (Qld) New Basics Colloquium, 4 November, Brisbane, University of Queensland.

Christensen, S. & Kift, S. (199). A New First Year for a New Millennium: Curing the First Year Virus in Y2K. In 5th Annual Legal Education Day, 6 December, Byron Bay, Southern Cross University.

Kift, S. & Crawford, C. (1998). Teaching and Learning Law in the ’90s: Some Strategies for Introducing Perspectives and Enhancing Life Long Learning Skills. In 4th Annual Legal Education Day, 7 December, Bond University.

Kift, S. (1997). The Skill of Reflection in Learning By Doing. In 3rd Annual Legal Education Day, 8 December, Brisbane, Griffith University.

Keynote presentations

(Forthcoming 2011). Kift, S. (2011) Keynote, Practical Experiences in Professional Education (PEPE) Conference 2011. January 2011 (date TBC), QUT.

(Forthcoming 2010). Kift, S. & Nelson, K. (2010). The First Year Experience. State of the Art Keynote Address, The 12th International Asia Pacific Student Services Association Conference (APSSA) 2010, QUT, Brisbane, 06-09/07/10.

(Forthcoming 2010). Kift, S. (2010). Keynote. Expressions of Leadership: Improving the first year student experience through curriculum integration and renewal, Griffith University, Brisbane. 10/06/10.

Kift, S. (2009). Enhancing First Year Transition andEngagement: A Transition Pedagogy for Curriculum Design and Renewal. Keynote. Victoria University’s Learning Matters Symposium. Victoria University. 16/12/09.

Kift, S. (2009). Learning Leadership and Associate/Deputy Deans Education: From rocky outcrops to greener pastures? In ACT/NSW Associate/Deputy Dean Education Networking Forum: Making Room to Lead, 4 December,University of Canberra (with ANU).

Kift. S. (2009). What would a socially inclusive university look like? Keynote panellist, Equal Opportunity Practitioners in Higher Education Australia (EOPHEA) Conference. UNSW. 1-3/12/09

Kift, S. (2009). A transition pedagogy: Academic and professional partnerships for early student learning, engagement, and success. Keynote, Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL) Conference. University of Queensland. 26-27/11/09.

Kift, S. (2009). A transition pedagogy for first year curriculum design and renewal. Keynote, Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence Symposium – Turning Vision into Promising Practice. Wellington, New Zealand. 28-30/10/09.

Kift, S. (2009). Moving from theory to action on the first year: A research-based transition pedagogy. Keynote, Fourth European Conference on the First Year Experience (EFYE 2009), University of Groningen, The Netherlands. 13-15/05/09

Kift, S. (2009). A transition pedagogy for first year curriculum design and renewal. Keynote, FYE Curriculum Design Symposium 2009, Queensland University of Technology. 05-06/02/09

Kift, S. (2008). Enhancing Student Success: Closing Address. Keynote, 2008 Enhancing Student Success Conference: ‘Working Collaboratively with Students in a Diverse University Environment’, Ourimbah, University of Newcastle. 12/12/08

Kift, S. (2008). Articulating a Transition Pedagogy: The First Year Experience and Curriculum Design. Keynote, WA ALTC Senior Fellowship Forum on the First Year Experience and Curriculum Design, Edith Cowan University. 02/12/08

Kift, S. (2008). From Theory to Practice on the First Year Student Experience: A Student Transition Framework and Pedagogy. Keynote, Monash Transition Roundtable 2008, Monash University. 25/11/08

Kift, S. (2008). Recruiting for retention: What role can recruitment play in managing student expectations? Keynote, National Association of Prospective Student Advisers (NAPSA) Conference, Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast. 14/11/08

Kift, S. (2008). Mediating Successful Transitions In – Moving from Theory to Practice. Keynote, Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2008, Queensland University of Technology. 30/10/08

Kift, S. (2008). The First Year Student Experience: A transition pedagogy for a mass sector. Keynote, UTAS 2008 First Year Teaching Forum, University of Tasmania. 20/10/08

Kift, S. (2008). Curriculum Design for quality learning engagement in Law, starting with the first year. Keynote, 2008 Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference, James Cook Uni. 09/07/08

Kift, S. (2008). The next, great, first year challenge: Sustaining, coordinating and embedding coherent institution-wide approaches to enact the FYE as “everybody’s business”. Keynote, 11th Pacific Rim First Year Experience in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference 2008, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart. 30/06/08-02/07/08.

Kift, S. (2008). A transition pedagogy to enhance the first year experience: What factors influence quality learning engagement in the first year? Keynote, Deakin Teaching and Learning Conference, Deakin University. 18/06/08.

Kift, S. (2008). Championing sustainable change for an enhanced student experience: enacting a while-of-institution approach for the first year. Keynote, Carrick Fellow-in-residence, RMIT. 02/06/08. [Audio recording]

Kift, S. (2007). Graduate Attributes and the First Year Experience. Keynote, UTS Teaching & Learning ForumUniversity of Technology Sydney. 14-15/11/07

Kift, S. (2007). Teaching for Active Learning in Law: Current Challenges. Keynote, Teaching & Learning Forum, Law School, University of Western Sydney. 07/11/07

Kift. S. (2007). The First year experience and how might we improve it? Keynote, Academic Development, Staff Development & Training Unit, Flinders University. 04/10/07

Kift, S. (2007). Pathways to a Successful First Year Experience. Keynote, Ako VictoriaVictoria University, Wellington, NZ. 21/09/07

Kift, S. (2007). The First Year Experience: Everybody’s Business. Keynote, University of Auckland FYE ConferenceUniversity of Auckland, Auckland, NZ. 02/08/07

Kift, S. (2007). Critical issues for teaching, teaching teams, and student engagement. Keynote, Faculty Teaching & Learning Colloquium, Division of Business, University of South Australia. 12/07/07

Kift, S. (2007). FYE, PASS and institutional responsesOpening Address, Third National Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Conference, QUT. 02/07/07

Kift, S. (2007). Transition to QUT and the FYE. QUT Sessional Academic Program, QUT. 10/03/07

Kift. S. (2007). Teaching at the Coalface: The Role of Sessional staff in the Student Learning Experience. Keynote, USC Sessional Staff Development/Induction DayUniversity of the Sunshine Coast. 12/02/07

Kift, S. (2006). First Year Students: Bending the odds in their favour. Keynote, QUT First Year Experience Staff Forum, QUT. 05/10/06

Kift, S. (2005). Managing transition to enhance transition: a holistic approach to student becoming and staying. Keynote, Student Experience ConferenceCharles Sturt University. 06/09/05.

Kift, S. (2005). Investigating a managed and scaffolded transition framework: what does the transition student need to know and when? Keynote’s Workshop, Student Experience ConferenceCharles Sturt University. 06/09/05.

Kandlebinder, P., Kift, S., Medlin, J., Milton, J., Peisach, J., & Smith, J. Enhancing student learning through formative assessment Keynote Panel, ATN Assessment Enhancement Team, ATN Evaluations and Assessment Conference 2005: Making a Difference, UTS. 01/12/05

Kift, S. (2004). A Faculty Assistant Dean, Teaching & Learning’s Role in Quality Assurance of Assessment: Ensuring Constructive Alignment. Plenary Panel Session: Teaching & Learning: Policy and Practice in Higher Education. In ATN Evaluations & Assessment Conference 2004, Melbourne.

Kift, S. (2004). Enhancing First Year and Easing Transition: A Learner-Centred Approach. Keynote, Teaching Matters 2004, University of Tasmania, Hobart. 25/11/04

Kift, S. (2004). Curriculum Renewal and a New Pedagogy for the First Year Experience. Keynote, Macquarie Transition ProgramMacquarie University. 16/11/04

Kift, S. (2004). The Reflective Teacher: Teaching for Learning Transformation. Keynote, Business and Law Faculty DayDeakin University. 12/11/04

Kift, S. (2004).  Organising First Year Engagement Around Leaning: Formal and Informal Curriculum intervention. Keynote, 8th International First Year in Higher Education Conference, Monash University. 14-16/07/04.

Kift, S. (2004). Setting the Student Experience Scene. Keynote, Charles Sturt University. 12-14/05/04

Other invited presentations

2009

Kift, S. (2009). Conversations with Sally Kift: Engaging teachers with transition development within curriculum. Invited presentation for Victoria University’s Learning Matters Symposium, 16 December, Victoria University.

Kift, S. (2009). Student Engagement and the FYE. Invited presentation to Faculty of Business and Law, 15 December, Deakin University.

Kift, S. (2009). Launch of ACU Study Guide: Skills for Success. Invited presentation for Australian Catholic UniversityThe Office of Student Success, ACU, 25 November, Banyo.

Kift, S. (2009). Reflections on the First Year Experience. Workshop for Staff Development Workshop and Celebration of First Year Teaching, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle, 9 November, Newcastle.

Kift, S. (2009). The teaching research nexus and the first year student experience: What are the possibilities? Invited presentation to Undergraduate Research in Australia: 1st Australian Summit on the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, 5-6 November, Swiss Grand Hotel, Bondi Beach, Sydney.

Kift, S. (2009). Engaging diverse first year student cohorts: Moving from theory, through policy, to action. Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence Symposium – Turning Vision into Promising Practice. Keynote’s Workshop, 28-30 October, Wellington, New Zealand.

Kift, S. (2009): Presentations at Southern Cross University, SCU Festival of Teaching Week, 26 October, Lismore and Tweed.

  • Articulating a Transition Pedagogy: The First Year Experience and Curriculum Design. Lismore.
  • Designing First Year Curriculum for Student Engagement, Success and Retention. Workshop. Tweed.

Kift, S. (2009). ALTC Senior Fellowship: A Transition Pedagogy. Invited presentation to ALTC Fellowship Forum, 22 October, Brisbane.

Kift, S. et al. (2009) Effective strategies for the engagement and retention of first year students. Panel Member presentation in Queensland Student Equity Symposium: Getting them in and keeping them in: Access and retention for students from Low SES backgrounds, 20 October, Brisbane, University of Queensland.

Kift, S. (2009). Student Engagement. Invited presentation to Deakin University Academic Board, 8 September, Geelong, Deakin University

Kift, S. (2009). Presentations at La Trobe University25-26 August, Bendigo.

  • CEOEE and the First Year Student Experience. First Year Experience Workshop for Centre for Excellence in Outdoor Environmental Education, 26 August.
  • Enhancing the first-year learning experience:The latest research and best practice. To Faculty of Education, 25 August.

Kift, S. (2009). Sustaining, coordinating and embedding coherent approaches to support the FYE. Invited presentation to and workshop facilitation for College of Health and Science First Year Experience Planning Workshop, 17 July, Sydney, University of Western Sydney.

Kift, S. (2009). The First Year Experience. Invited presentation to Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference 2009 (ALTA 2009) Pre-Conference Teaching Workshop, 5 July, Sydney.

Kift, S. (2009). Enhancing the First Year Student Experience: A transition pedagogy for first year curriculum design and renewal. Invited presentation, 21-22 May, Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Kift, S. (2009). Enhancing the First Year Student Experience: A transition pedagogy for first year curriculum design and renewal. Invited presentation to Scottish Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), 20 May 2009. Glasgow, Scotland.

Kift, S. (2009). Role of ePortfolio in enhancing the FYE and developing graduate attributes. Invited presentation, 12 May 2009, Groningen, The Netherlands, University of Groningen.

Kift, S. (2009). Launch of the NCSEHE: Inclusive curriculum to support student equity and retention. Invited presentation to UQ Equity Roundtable, 23 April, 2009, Brisbane, University of Queensland.

Kift, S. (2009): Presentations at University of Technology Sydney, 2-3 April, Sydney. .

  • Enhancing the First Year Experience: An Institutional Approach. To UTS First Year Steering Committee
  • A transition pedagogy for first year curriculum design and renewal. Invited presentation.

Kift, S. (2009): Presentations at Swinburne University of Technology, 24 March, Melbourne.

  • Welcome to UNI101Engaging and Supporting First Year Students. Workshop for Swinburne Professional Learning PD.
  • Articulating a Transition Pedagogy: The First Year Experience and Curriculum Design. Invited presentation.

Kift, S. (2009). Discussion Panels for Professor David Boud’s ALTC Senior FellowshipChanging assessment to focus on learning – implications for universities: An invited forum for opinion-leaders. 13 March, Brisbane.

  • What constitutes good practice in this area? How can we promote it?
  • Worthwhile institutional strategies for reforming assessment.

Kift, S. (2009): Presentations at National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) Launch and Forum, 25-26 February, Adelaide, University of South Australia.

  • Chair Session and Closing Plenary Panel.
  • Designing first year learning environments to support student equity and retention. Invited presentation.

Kift, S. (2009). Harnessing ePortfolio to support and enhance the first year student experienceInvited presentation, Australian ePortfolio Symposium 2009, 9 February, Brisbane, QUT.

 

2008

Kift, S. (2008): Presentations at University of Western Australia (UWA Distinguished Visiting Teacher), 3 December, Perth.

  • Welcome to UNI101: Engaging and Supporting First Year Students. Workshop.
  • Enhancing the First Year Experience: Student Services and Support. Invited presentation to Student Services.

Kift, S. (2008). Harnessing Assessment to Support First Year Learning in Law. Invited presentation to Griffith University Law School, 5 November, Nathan, Griffith University.

Kift, S. (2008). Q&A Panel. In UTas 2008 First Year Teaching Forum, 20 October, Launceston, UTAS.

Kift, S. (2008). Welcome to UNI101: Engaging and Supporting First Year Students. Invited presentation to QUT ALTC Fellowships Seminar Series, 14 October, Brisbane, QUT.

Kift, S. (2008): Presentations at University of Southern Queensland, 7-8 October, Toowoomba.

  • The First Year Student Experience: From Theory to Practice through Policy. Public lecture, 7 October [See lecture video and ppts.]
  • Articulating a transition pedagogy: What might good first year curriculum design for distance students look like? Workshop, 7 October.
  • First Year Curriculum. Web interview with Assoc Prof Janet Taylor for USQ Series, 8 October .[See the interview.]
  • ALTC Fellowships: Reflections of a Senior Fellow. Seminar, 8 October.

Kift, S. (2008). Attending to the very foundations: A FYE perspective for staff development that articulates a transition pedagogy. Plenary facilitated discussion in Foundations Colloquium 2008 – Enhancing Quality, 29-30 September, 2008. Townsville.

Kift, S. (2008). RMIT SET Portfolio: Transition and Peer Mentoring. Roundtable presentation, 5 September, Melbourne, RMIT.

Kift S. (2008). ALTC Fellowship Roundtable with the Victorian FYE Network. Roundtable presentation, 4 September, Melbourne, Monash University (Caulfield Campus).

Kift S. (2008). Articulating a Transition Pedagogy: What might good first year curriculum design look like? Seminar, CSHE Occasional Research & Policy Seminars Series, 3 September, Melbourne, University of Melbourne

Kift, S. (2008). Building staff and institutional engagement in ALTC programs and opportunities some personal reflections. Invited presentation for Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development’s (CADAD’s) Promoting Excellence Initiative Forum (Qld, NT and Nthn NSW), 27 August, Kelvin Grove, QUT.

Kift, S. (2008). Articulating a Transition Pedagogy: What might good first year curriculum design look like? Conference Workshop at First Year Experience in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference 2008, 30 June-2 July, Hobart.

Kift, S. (2008). Presentations at Deakin University Teaching and Learning Conference, 19 June, Melbourne, Deakin Univesity.

  • Panel discussion on Deakin’s New Teaching and Learning Plan.
  • Roundtable discussion on Keynote Address.

Kift, S. (2008): Presentations as Senior Carrick Fellow-in-Residence, 2-6 June, Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

  • Using student feedback to improve the first year experience. Roundtable for Action Research Teams, RMIT’s Carrick Project, 3 June.
  • The First Year Experience: Leveraging Support & Service Areas. Roundtable for RMIT Students Portfolio, Educational Technology Advisory Group, Executive Director ITS, 3 June.
  • Leading change in first year in the Business Portfolio. Discussion Group, RMIT Business Portfolio, 4 June.
  • Student Services Transition Team. Discussion Group, RMIT Student Services, 4 June.
  • First year curriculum design; articulating a transition pedagogy. Roundtable for Deans (Academic Development), Learning & Teaching Directors in Schools, Program Managers, 4 June.
  • The First Year Experience: Challenges and Opportunities for Heads of School. Roundtable for Leadership Group, including all Heads of School, 5 June.
  • Carrick Awards and reflections on experiences as a Carrick Senior Fellow. Roundtable for L&T Scholarship Series and Community of Scholars focused on L&T development, 5 June.

Kift, S. (2008): Presentations at Alverno College, 25-28 February, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

  • Harnessing Ability-Based Education to Enhance the First Year Experience. Invited presentation.
  • Higher Education and the First Year Experience: An Australian Perspective. Invited presentation.

Kift, S. (2008): Presentations at University of Southern Queensland Law School, 12 February, Toowoomba, University of Southern Queensland.

  • Curriculum mapping and assessment: starting with the first year. Invited presentation.
  • Integrating first year assessment. Workshop.

Kift, S. (2008). An FYE Perspective on ePortfolio Use. Participant in Panel Discussion at QUT ePortfolio Showcase, 11 February, Brisbane, QUT.

Kift, S. (2008). Current issues and future needs (Part 2). Facilitator, Plenary Panel Discussion at Australian ePortfolio Symposium 2008, 7-8 February, Brisbane, QUT.

Kift, S. (2008). Video conference presentations to JCU Graduate Certificate in Higher Education students (and interested University others), 29 January & 4 February, Cairns & Townsville, James Cook University.

  • The First Year Experience and Student Transition. Video conference to Cairns (29/1/08)
  • The First Year Experience and Student Transition. Video conference to Townsville (4/2/08)

2007

Kift, S. (2007). The First Year Experience of Medical Students: Articulating a Transition Pedagogy. Invited presentation to UQ Medical School, 21 November, Brisbane, University of Queensland.

Kift, S. (2007): Presentations at University of Newcastle, 25-26 October, Newcastle.

  • Articulating a transition pedagogy for the First Year Experience. Seminar for Centre for Teaching and Learning, 25 October.
  • First Year Teachers Network Forum. Invited presentation to University of Newcastle First Year Teachers Network, 26 October.

Kift, S. (2007): Presentations at Flinders University, 4-5 October, Adelaide.

The First Year Experience: First Year Working PartyInvited presentation to Flinders First Year Working Party, 4 October.

  • Supporting sessional staff to achieve positive student learning outcomes. Invited presentation to Flinders course/topic coordinators, 4 October.
  • Legal Education & the FYE. Invited presentation to Flinders Law School, 5 October.

Kift, S. (2007): Presentations at Victoria University, Wellington, 19-21 September, NZ.

  • First Year Experience: Student Services. Invited presentation to Victoria University Student Services Group, 20 September.
  • Legal Education and the First Year Experience. Invited presentation to Victoria University Law Faculty, 20 September.
  • First Year Experience: Pathways Group. Invited presentation to Victoria University Pathways Group, 20 September.

Kift, S. (2007): Effective and Efficient Teaching for Active Learning in Law: Current Challenges. Invited presentation at University of Technology Sydney Law School Teaching Festival, 13 September.

Kift, S. (2007): Presentations at Faculty of Arts, Deakin University 16-17 August.

  • Making the first year experience work. Public Seminar, 16 August, Melbourne (Burwood).
  • Improving retention by embedding through the curriculum (1) and (2). Workshop, 16 August, Melbourne (Burwood).
  • Making the first year experience work. Public Seminar, 17 August, Geelong.
  • Combining our resourcesFaculty and the Institute of Teaching and Learning (ITL) liaisons. Workshop, 17 August, Geelong.
  • First year Initiative Retention. Forum, 17 August, Geelong.

Kift, S. (2007): A Professional Conversation with Sally Kift. Invited Presentation, 7 June, Cairns; 8 June, Townsville. Presentations for James Cook University Teaching for Learning Week, 7-8 June, Cairns and Townsville.

Kift, S. (2007): Presentations at University of Tasmania, 28-29 March, Hobart.

  • First Year Developments: Carrick Senior Fellowship on FYE and QUT’s Enhancing the FYE Program. Invited presentation to Student Transition and Retention Taskforce, 28 March.
  • The First Year Experience: Challenges and Opportunities for Heads of School. Invited presentation to Talking Heads (Heads of School Forum), 28 March.
  • Learning and Teaching’s Role in Academic Career Progression. Invited presentation for Early Career Academic Stream, T&L Staff Development Program, 28 March.
  • Supporting and Engaging First Year Students. Invited presentation to sessional staff, 28 March.
  • Whole of University Response to FYE: Carrick Senior Fellowship on FYE and QUT’s Enhancing the FYE Program. Invited presentation to Student and Academic Services, 29 March, Barilla Bay.
  • The Carrick Fellowship Scheme. Invited presentation to L&T Leaders, 29 March.
  • Challenges for Legal Education (Starting with the First Year). Invited presentation to University of Tasmania Faculty of Law Staff Seminar, 29 March.

Kift, S. (2007). Articulating a transition pedagogy to scaffold and to enhance the first year student learning experience in Australian higher education. Fellow Presentation to Carrick Fellows Forum, 7 March, Sydney.

 

2006

Kift, S. (2006). Articulating a transition pedagogy to scaffold and to enhance the first year student learning experience in Australian higher education. Invited presentation, 30 November, Brisbane, University of Queensland.

Kift, S. (2006). Articulating a transition pedagogy to scaffold and to enhance the first year student learning experience in Australian higher education. Presentation to Carrick Fellows Forum, 26-27 October, Sydney, Carrick Institute.

Kift, S. (2006) Enhancing Transition at QUT: A Managed Learning Environment for Transition Students. Invited presentation to Queensland FYE Network, 10 February, Brisbane.

 

2005

Kift, S. (2005). Year 12 Transition Assembly: Tips for a Successful First Year at University. Invited presentation to Brisbane Girls Grammar School Year 12 Cohort, 24 October, Brisbane.

 

2004

Kift, S. (2004): Presentations at James Cook University Law School, 4-5 November, Townsville.

  • Quality Assurance in the Casualisation of Teaching, Learning & Assessment. Invited presentation.
  • Embedding & Assessing Graduate Capabilities. Invited presentation.
  • Enhancing the First Year Experience in Law. Invited presentation.

Kift, S. (2004): Presentations at University of Newcastle Law School, 24 August, Newcastle.

  • Assessing for 21st Century Learning Outcomes in Law. Invited presentation.
  • Transforming the First Year Experience: A New Pedagogy to Enable Transition. Invited presentation.

Kift, S. (2004). Enhancing the First Year Student Experience through Formal & Informal Curriculum Intervention. Invited presentation to Bond University, 28 July, Gold Coast.

Interviews and Media

Radio interview, Triple J, 16 November 2009, Solving the first year struggle for new students.

Communiqué, October 2009, ‘Call for sector-wide standards’.

Campus Review, 7 July 2009, ‘Even law students need learner support’.

Education ReviewMay 2009, pp 10-11, ‘Stepping Up’, Judy Adamson.

The Australian, Higher Education Supplement, 4 March 2009, ‘Switch that attrition to fruition’, Guy Healy and Andrew Trounson.

Communiqué, March 2009, pp 53-54, ‘Institutions must do more’.

Campus Review, 23 February 2009, ‘Rethinking the first year of university?’ Edited version of Prof Vincent Tinto’s keynote speech to the Fellowship FYE Curriculum Design Symposium, 5-6 February, QUT.

Campus Review, 9 February 2009, ‘Keeping them there; why first year matters so much’, Julie Hare.

Communiqué, October 2008, p4, ‘FYE forum’.

Lawyers Weekly, 22 April, 2005 ‘Educating the Graduate Product’, K. Gibbs.

Interview, ‘Students profit from prevention’, Brendan O’Keefe, The Australian Supplements, 10/11/04 p5

Recognition – ‘Arizona hosts FYE Conference’ The Macquarie Globe, Summer Edition 1 2004, 29/11/04.

Recognition – ‘Student insight into first year transition’ The Macquarie Globe, Edition 20 2004, 22/11/04.

Recognition – ‘Macquarie Transition Program FYE Conference’ Macquarie Staff News No 19/04 05/11/04 p 13

Recognition – ‘Teaching Matters 2004’ UniTAS Vol 269 19/10/04 p 14