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dc.contributor.convenorKaren Nelson
dc.contributor.authorSimeoni, Ricardo
dc.contributor.editorKaren Nelson
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-16T12:31:33Z
dc.date.available2017-05-16T12:31:33Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2012-08-27T12:27:37Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers09/index.html
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/31984
dc.description.abstractThis study explores implications of a retention rate trend conundrum involving two first year student cohorts exposed to new and similar orientation and engagement initiatives within a health foundation year. The retention rate for one of the cohorts decreased by 10% in the past three years, whereas the retention rate for the second cohort increased by 15% over the same period. Additionally, the retention rate for the entire Health Group increased only marginally during the same period. The presented trends highlight the complexity of the task of designing effective orientation and engagement plans that meet the expectations, needs and wants of all students. For students who experienced a smooth transition, the most positive factors that helped with their transition in prioritised order include: academic resources provided for courses (e.g., lecture notes); sense of community; non-academic Mentor programs; and academic staff (e.g., quality of teaching and being approachable to ask questions).
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherQUT Publishing
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers09/index.html
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2009
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleFirst Year in Higher Education Conference 2009
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-06-29
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-07-01
dc.relation.ispartoflocationTownsville
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode139999
dc.titleStudent retention trends within a health foundation year and implications for orientation, engagement and retention strategies
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Rehabilitation Sciences
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSimeoni, Ricardo J.


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