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The value of an open, early academic development program to students' transition and first year experience: The UTAS UniStart program

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Adam, A and Hartigan, CM and Brown, NR, The value of an open, early academic development program to students' transition and first year experience: The UTAS UniStart program, The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 1, (1) pp. 43-54. ISSN 1838-2959 (2010) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

The University of Tasmania¡¯s (UTAS) UniStart program is a pre- and early-semester academic transition support program available to all HECs-eligible incoming students. The aim of the program is to nurture critical thinking and independent study skills in commencing students. UniStart has been offered to commencing UTAS students for over 10 years, with a significant increase both in enrolments and in the flexibility of delivery over recent years. Evaluation of the program indicates that students feel more confident and prepared for their academic studies after undertaking the program and that the majority of students affirm, later in the year, that they have utilised and applied the skills developed in UniStart during their core studies. The program represents an important component of the university¡¯s approach to supporting the first-year experience and student transition

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Equity and Access to Education
Author:Adam, A (Dr Andrea Adam)
Author:Hartigan, CM (Ms Cathy Hartigan)
Author:Brown, NR (Professor Natalie Brown)
ID Code:68020
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
Deposited On:2011-03-09
Last Modified:2011-05-13
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