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Progressing a whole of institution Retention and Success Strategy

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Skalicky, J, Hingston, M, Speed, H and Crouch, C 2018 , 'Progressing a whole of institution Retention and Success Strategy', paper presented at the Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS) Conference, 8-11 July 2018, Auckland, New Zealand.

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This paper reports one university’s experience in progressing a whole-of-institution retention and success strategy. Through a process of collaboration and stakeholder engagement, the University released its inaugural Retention and Success Strategy at the end of 2015, founded upon five guiding principles of student success, and articulating eight goals, with related implementation strategies. Key areas of challenge are described, specifically in relation to the need to coordinate competing priorities across the organisation under the retention lens, and the centrality of systems as an enabler of timely identification and intervention. These are situated alongside examples of success and progression of the strategy, most notably through intentional collaboration between central organisational units and faculty academic partners in the data-driven early detection and follow up of students at risk.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Skalicky, J and Hingston, M and Speed, H and Crouch, C
Keywords: retention and success, higher education, institutional strategy
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS) Conference
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