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The first year advisor's network: Enhancing the first year experience in response to the review of Australian higher education

Laming, M.M., Lee, L. and Kelly, M. (2013) The first year advisor's network: Enhancing the first year experience in response to the review of Australian higher education. In: International Enhancement Themes Conference: Enhancement and Innovation, 11 - 13 June 2013, Crowne Plaza, Glasgow

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In response to the 2008 Review of Australian Higher Education, Murdoch University redesigned its transition procedures drawing on research into best-practice in transition and the first year experience. It now offers all commencing students an integrated support program, centred on a school-based network of dedicated First Year Advisors who are available to assist all commencing students in their first two semesters of study. This case study outlines the model and illustrates the ways in which it can be altered to suit different contexts. Evaluation of the program through quantative surveys of students and staff indicate that the First Year Advisors’ Network has been highly effective in enabling students to get timely assistance, and that staff have come to rely on the Advisors to provide pastoral advice.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for University Teaching and Learning
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17617
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