Shelley KinashDirector Advancement of Learning and Teaching
University of Southern Queensland
One of the most common reasons students give for losing motivation and dropping-out of university is that they fail to see career relevance and lose faith that a degree will help them achieve their career goals. This session will present an action-oriented review of empirical research on attrition, retention and success in the context of employability. Innovative and creative employability-related strategies that Australian universities are effectively using to retain and build student success will be presented. The key takeaways of this session are practical recommendations to reduce attrition by explicitly embedding employability and student career identity throughout curriculum and assessment. In this session Shelley will break down the reassessment process of curriculum reassessment through:
- Applying lessons learned through empirical research
- What makes for a successful employability related strategy?
- Aligning curriculum and assessment design to enhance employability and career identity