What do we know?
- students, early in their studies, such as: effective social and academic integration; enhancing the first-year experience; personalised feedback on early assignments; and early warning and support systems for students who are not engaging;
- general teaching and learning matters, such as: creating inclusive, stimulating learning spaces for all students, both in the cloud and on campus; peer support and mentoring; building a strong sense of identity with the discipline; and scaffolding academic skill development across the course
- general academic, professional and peer support, such as: enhanced instructor support for students; effective partnerships with students; personal and academic support; and frequent contact with students throughout the student lifecycle.
- institutional climate, support and action, such as: clear retention-focused policies, priorities and actions; generating and using quality data on retention; and monitoring and evaluating student success and retention actions and initiatives.
Finally, consideration is given to several discipline-specific, retention-related interventions. Where applicable, an indication as to their ease of implementation, strength of impact and adaptability or transferability is provided. What have you got out of the experience?
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