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Ahead of the 2017 Student Retention and Success Summit we chat to Sally Kift, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University.
Sally, who was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2006 to investigate the first year student experience, shares with us James Cook University’s (JCU) holistic curriculum approach that is improving student retention through personalised student support services and intentional curriculum design.
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In this past presentation from the Student Retention and Success Summit 2018 Sally Kift, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University explores;
- Implementing an holistic, whole-of-institution Transition Pedagogy
- Embedding learning support into the curriculum
- Re-engineering learning and teaching to improve student engagement and learning success
- Leveraging Blackboard Learning Analytics to inform improvement and student success
In this past presentation from the Student Retention and Success Summit 2018 Kirsty Kitto, Senior Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology explores;
- Putting results into a format students will understand
- Getting students to actually use the dashboards
- Designing learning design patterns that incorporate learning analytics at the core
- Simplifying data to understand the findings and insights
- Trialling in small scale projects
Swinburne University’s Engagement Strategy To Improve Student Retention and Raise Employability of Graduates
In this past presentation from the Student Retention and Success Summit 2018 Glen Bates, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Engagement) at Swinburne University of Technology explores;
- The orientation and transition strategy
- Development of academic supports to enhance academic literacy including the Swinburne Academic Literacy Needs Assessment (SALNA) and academic literacy advisors
- Integrating peer to peer support into academic advisor interventions
- The Swinburne Emerging Leaders Program and the Swinburne advantage model to raise employability
- Integrating the student voice into engagement strategy
Ahead of the Student Retention and Success Summit 2018 we chat to Mark Young, Senior Manager of Sales and Customer Experience at La Trobe University. In this article Mark shares details of La Trobe’s reworked student experience framework that leverages student feedback and journey mapping to enhance overall experience.
Ahead of the Student Retention and Success Summit 2018 we chat to Dr. Dino Willox, Director of Student Employability at the University of Queensland (UQ). In this article Dino shares details of UQ’s Student Employability framework which is shifting learning from the didactic to the experiential and aiding overall engagement and retention.
Retaining the Modern Student: Exploring the Impact of Technology on Student Engagement and Motivation
Ahead of the Student Retention and Success Summit 2018 we chat to Dr Diana Collett, Student Counsellor and Head of Teaching & Learning Development at the University of South Australia. In this article Diana explores the modern student psyche and delves into how she is working to shift student attitudes toward their studies and improve engagement through a focus on the grit-mindset.