27 - 28 June, 2018| Bayview Eden, Melbourne, VIC

Amy Barnhouse

Associate Dean Student Retention & Success
Federation University


2:30 PM Case Study: Embedding Student Retention and Success within the Curriculum through Professional Development of Academics

What is SPARK Training? This project, like many, started with a small idea, a tiny spark, if you will. The idea was to create a student retention and success training program for academic staff at Federation University, dual sector partner providers and non-dual sector partner providers. With input from the partner providers, six Professional Development training modules were developed, emphasising Student Progress and Retention Knowledge (SPARK).The goal is for SPARK Training to ignite a spark within those who complete the training when it comes to creating positive student experiences for FedUni students. The plan is to have SPARK Training continue to evolve to meet the needs of our academic staff. In this session Amy will provide you with the steps in creating your own training programs for academics:

  • How to impact student attitudes and behaviours towards study through teaching and learning
  • Design and development of the training modules: creating modules which were engaging and timely for academics
  • Moving forward: how FedUni plan to add to the suite of professional development modules based on input and feedback from SPARK Training participants


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