First Year Experience Conference. Call for papers.
Tue, 6 Dec 1994 14:11:48 +1100
The following message comes from David Hall at QUT. It is a Call For
Papers. David would like to let you know (and would like you to tell your
friends) that, no matter what you may have heard before today, the closing
date for papers is 17 March 1995.
First Year Experience Conference. Travelling Through Transition.
11-14 July, at Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus,
With the increasing recognition of the importance of student adjustment to
the first year of university there comes a corresponding need for those
involved with that experience (tertiary educators, administrators, support
staff and others) to respond appropriately.
This is coupled with an increase in international students on our campuses.
This conference provides a forum for a wide range of issues concerned with
the first year in higher education to be addressed. Topics include:
* Ways to develop a sense of community within the traditionally insular
* The development of university administrative systems which assist
informed course and subject choices
* Management of growing cultural diversity within the student body, both
within the curriculum and on campus
* Schemes and systems for monitoring and improving retention rates for
first years, including those with special needs
* The place and importance of bridging programs (including foundation
studies) for international students
* The development of innovative routes to independent learning and living
* Accommodating the needs of minority and indigenous groups
* Open learning's influence
* Counselling strategies and perspectives
* Teaching innovations - the place of technology
* Orientation processes.
Keynote speakers include:
* Professor Vince Tinto, Professor of Education and Sociology, School of
Education, Syracuse University, New York, author of "Leaving College:
Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition" (Chicago Press)
* Professor Roger Scott, Dean, Faculty of Arts, QUT
* Mary Stuart Hunter, University of South Carolina, currently Co-director
of the National Resources Centre for the Freshman Year experience, and
convenor of seven international conferences in the last decade on the first
For further information on the conference please contact:
Dr Mary Barrett
Phone: (07) 864 1251
Fax: (07) 864 1313