Enabling retention: processes and strategies for improving student retention in university-based enabling programs: final report 2013

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Hodges, Barry, Bedford, Tasman, Hartley, Jane, Klinger, Chris, Murray, Neil, O'Rourke, John and Schofield, Neville. 2013. Enabling retention: processes and strategies for improving student retention in university-based enabling programs: final report 2013. Sydney, Australia. Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.
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Enabling retention: processes and strategies for improving student retention in university-based enabling programs: final report 2013

Report TypeProject report
AuthorsHodges, Barry (Author), Bedford, Tasman (Author), Hartley, Jane (Author), Klinger, Chris (Author), Murray, Neil (Author), O'Rourke, John (Author) and Schofield, Neville (Author)
Institution of OriginUniversity of Newcastle
Number of Pages272
Year2013
PublisherAustralian Government Office for Learning and Teaching
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISBN9781743612361
9781743612330
Abstract

This project was funded by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council Ltd and, latterly, the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching, to investigate the nature and causes of student attrition in enabling programs and, in particular, to determine any similarities and differences in these processes in undergraduate programs, and to recommend measures to enhance student retention. The project was undertaken by academics from five Australian universities prominent in the delivery of enabling programs: The University of Newcastle (lead institution), the University of Southern Queensland, the University of South Australia, the University of New England and Edith Cowan University. These programs represent a cross-section of Australian university-based enabling programs.

KeywordsAustralia; university education; non-traditional students; attrition rates
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
520102. Educational psychology
390303. Higher education
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Newcastle
Open Access College
University of New England
University of South Australia
Edith Cowan University
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