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Common Time: Embedding the concept of academic and social integration across cognate degree programmes


Fowler, J and Zimitat, C, Common Time: Embedding the concept of academic and social integration across cognate degree programmes, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 45, (1) pp. 37-46. ISSN 1470-3297 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/14703290701757435


Common Time (CT) was a structured programme designed to enhance the social and academic engagement of a growingly diverse student body on a new campus that draws its population from a low©\socioeconomic area. As a voluntary and non©\remedial programme, it incorporated a range of formal and informal activities and processes to engage students. CT operates across degree programmes and involves the collaboration of academics, librarians and support staff such as learning advisers. Interviews with students reveal that the CT strategy achieved the objectives for which it was designed: to facilitate faculty¨Cstudent informal interaction, provide the opportunity for students to interact and develop relationships with their peers, and provide a range of activities that would assist students with their academic and intellectual development. Further evidence of its success is borne out by high and consistent attendance, the longevity of the programme and its adoption as a model at other institutions

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Zimitat, C (Professor Craig Zimitat)
ID Code:83916
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2013-03-27
Last Modified:2015-03-24

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