Track and Connect: Enhancing student retention and success at the University of Sydney. A Practice Report
AbstractIn 2012, staff in Student Support Services at The University of Sydney piloted an early intervention program to increase first year student engagement and retention. Founded in best-practice, evidence-based research, the Track and Connect program was developed in response to a study into first year undergraduate student attrition by the University’s Planning and Information Office, in consultation with Counselling and Psychological Services. Track and Connect provides tailored advice and support to students identified as at risk of withdrawal from a key first-year subject by demographic markers and on-time data. Trained senior peers contact these students and provide information, encouragement and service referrals at key decision points throughout the semester. This report outlines the program’s development, implementation and early outcomes, and identifies areas for refinement and expansion.
Mar 12, 2015
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BARNES, Sophia; MACALPINE, Grace; MUNRO, Ana. Track and Connect: Enhancing student retention and success at the University of Sydney. A Practice Report. The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 195-202, mar. 2015. ISSN 1838-2959. Available at: <http://fyhejournal.com/article/view/266>. Date accessed: 16 aug. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.5204/intjfyhe.v6i1.266.
Transition; Retention; Attrition; Success; Student Experience
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