Resources related to: first year experience

Articulating a transition curriculum to scaffold and to enhance the first year student experience in Australian higher education

Kift, S. (2009). Articulating a transition curriculum to scaffold and to enhance the first year student experience in Australian higher education. Final Report for ALTC Senior Fellowship Program.  Read a summary…

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E-learning and the first year experience: A framework for best practice

Krause, K., McEwen, C., & Blinco, K. (2009).  E-learning and the first year experience: A framework for best practice.  (PDF 240k) Paper presented at the EDUCAUSE Australasia Conference. Perth, Western Australia, 3-6 May, 2009.  Read a summary…

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Enhancing the early student experience.

Trotter, E. & Roberts, C. (2006). Enhancing the early student experience.  Higher Education Research & Development, 25(4), 371-386. Read a summary…

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Inspiring Achievement in First Year University Students

The FlindersUniversitywebsite provides information to staff regarding various aspects of the first year experience.   Read a summary…

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Reinvigorate your teaching

Have you been rolling out the same lecture for quite a few years now? Reinvigorate your teaching by connecting with your passion and finding new ways to share it with your students. View video…

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Students’ engagement in first-year University.

Krause, K., & Coates, H. (2008). Students’ engagement in first-year University.  Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education33(5), 493-505. Read a summary…

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Taking over a unit from someone else

Sometimes you may be asked to deliver a unit where the material is fixed and non-negotiable. Remember that as a teacher you always have the ability put your own interpretation on the material given.  View video…

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Teaching first year university students: attendance & engagement

Getting first year students to engage with an introductory unit of study, especially in first semester, can be tricky. An experienced academic offers some suggested strategies. View video…

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Teaching in a service unit context: diverse cohort & engagement

What is different about teaching an introductory, foundation or core unit that services students from other faculties than your own? View video…

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The first year experience in Australian universities: findings from 1994 to 2009

James, R., Krause, K-L., & Jennings, C. (2010). The first year experience in Australian universities: findings from 1994 to 2009. The Universityof Melbourne: Centre for the Study of Higher Education. Retrieved 8th November, 2011. Read a summary…

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Turning a unit around

As a unit coordinator in a university, sometimes you may be given a unit to teach which is not in good shape and does not have a good reputation. An experienced academic talks through a real life example of turning a course around. View video…

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