Enabling retention: processes and strategies for improving student retention in university-based enabling programs

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University-based enabling programs provide an important pathway to tertiary study for large numbers of non-traditional students (especially those in government-targeted equity groups). Such programs tend to have rates of student attrition which are high relative to those of undergraduate degree programs, a matter of continuing concern to all those responsible for their supervision and delivery. This project investigated the nature and causes of student attrition in enabling programs and, in particular, to determine any similarities and differences in these processes in undergraduate...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Participation; Equity; Pathways; Providers of education and training; Demographics; Statistics

Keywords: Student retention; Student attrition; Access to education and training; Academic persistence; Nontraditional students; Socioeconomic background; University; Statistical analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: Office for Learning and Teaching, 2013

Physical description: 272 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 118.181

ISBN: 9781743612361 (print); 9781743612323 (pdf); 9781743612330 (docx)

Statement of responsibility: Barry Hodges, Tasman Bedford, Jane Hartley, Chris Klinger, Neil Murray, John O'Rourke, Neville Schofield

On cover: Final report 2013

Resource type: Report

Rights: With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, and where otherwise noted, all material presented in this document is provided under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of the licence visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Call number: TD/TNC 117.1159

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