Conference Day One: Thursday 27th June 2019
Thursday, June 27th, 2019
11:20 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring Innovative Methods of Measuring Retention Success that Reflects the Diversity of Institutions
When the Higher Education Standards Panel released the ‘Improving Retention, Completion and Success in Higher Education’ report in 2017, included was attrition rates for Australian Universities. This panel discusses the variables that should be considered by institutions to better examine their retention achievements:
- Exploring the vast difference in educational institutions including provided course subjects, student demographics, channels of course delivery, and geography and how this affects student attrition
- Examining how to appropriately measure the success of student retention strategies and reflect the institutions achievements as a whole
Conference Day Two: Friday, 28th June 2019
Friday, June 28th, 2019
9:10 AM OPENING KEYNOTE CASE STUDY: Ensuring University Stakeholders Maximise Student Experience and Retention by Partnering and Bringing Support Services into the Curriculum
This presentation explores the integrated functional model of student support and development used by the Student Retention and Success portfolio at the University of Tasmania. The model enables a connected, multidisciplinary approach to embedding student services, programs and interventions in curriculum that is driven by business intelligence, networked partnerships and collaborations with academic disciplines.
- Informs the work of the portfolio and ensures that resources are data-driven and deployed to points of most need and impact for students
- Enables purposely packaged, proactive and reactive, connected interventions across Academic Success, Student Wellbeing and Employability themes.
- Reflections on successful outcomes and challenges