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Progressing a whole of institution Retention and Success Strategy


Skalicky, J and Hingston, M and Speed, H and Crouch, C, Progressing a whole of institution Retention and Success Strategy, Proceedings of the Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS) Conference, 8-11 July 2018, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-11. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper reports one university’s experience in progressing a whole-of-institution retention and success strategy. Through a process of collaboration and stakeholder engagement, the University released its inaugural Retention and Success Strategy at the end of 2015, founded upon five guiding principles of student success, and articulating eight goals, with related implementation strategies. Key areas of challenge are described, specifically in relation to the need to coordinate competing priorities across the organisation under the retention lens, and the centrality of systems as an enabler of timely identification and intervention. These are situated alongside examples of success and progression of the strategy, most notably through intentional collaboration between central organisational units and faculty academic partners in the data-driven early detection and follow up of students at risk.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:retention and success, higher education, institutional strategy
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Skalicky, J (Dr Jane Skalicky)
UTAS Author:Hingston, M (Mr Matthew Hingston)
UTAS Author:Speed, H (Dr Harriet Speed)
UTAS Author:Crouch, C (Mrs Casey Crouch)
ID Code:129027
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:ED Student Life and Enrichment
Deposited On:2018-11-02
Last Modified:2019-03-25
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