In conversation with: Professor Richard James
In 2011, Richard James wrote in the Foreword to Nelson, Clarke, Kift, and Creagh’s (2012) monograph on Australasian literature on the First Year Experience that:
The trend towards universal participation will usher in dramatic changes in the character of the first year in higher education. … (p. iii)
In an interview at the University of Melbourne, Australia in July 2013 between Richard James and John Clarke, Co-editor of the International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, these and related issues were explored. The interview picks up where the Foreword left off: focussing on universal participation.