Monitoring the social and academic integration of first year education students at a regional university

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Black, Trevor. 2012. "Monitoring the social and academic integration of first year education students at a regional university." Mortimer, Rachel (ed.) 15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2012) . Brisbane, Australia 26 - 29 Jun 2012 Brisbane, Australia.
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Monitoring the social and academic integration of first year education students at a regional university

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AuthorBlack, Trevor
EditorsMortimer, Rachel
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2012)
Number of Pages8
Year2012
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
ISBN9781921897399
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://unistars.org/past_papers/papers12/FYHE_Proceedings.pdf
Conference/Event15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2012)
Event Details
15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2012)
Parent
International First Year in Higher Education Conference
Delivery
In person
Event Date
26 to end of 29 Jun 2012
Event Location
Brisbane, Australia
Abstract

It is agreed that the first year of study in higher education is a time of great change in the lives of students and as such they are at risk of performing below their capability or withdrawing from the institution. Studies have identified the social and academic integration of students as a priority during this period leading to the implementation of a range of strategies to address this issue. To monitor the engagement of students, higher education institutions have devised measures (usually in the form of surveys) to identify students that could be in need of support to enable them to continue their studies. To this point in time the monitoring of social integration has had very limited attention. This paper describes a tool used to monitor both academic and social integration as well as broader factors throughout the education students' first year of study. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the monitoring tool is discussed using the results of semi-structured interviews conducted with the students.

Keywordshigher education; mentoring; student experience; FYHE
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
390303. Higher education
390404. Educational counselling
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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