Access and retention programs for tertiary students: new directions

Bull, David (2000) Access and retention programs for tertiary students: new directions. New Horizons in Education (102). pp. 77-83. ISSN 0028-5382


This paper reports on the development of a new program initiative aimed at providing opportunities for 'access with success' to higher education for both persons from groups that are under-represented in higher education and commencing students who require specific skill building. A background to the current situation is provided, along with government policy directions regarding the resourcing of these programs. A new program being developed by the University of Southern Queensland, the Advanced Certificate in University Studies, is used as a case study to illustrate the means by which an enabling program aims to overcome the social exclusion of under-represented Australians and address the attrition concerns of first year undergraduate programs.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: access to education; curriculum development; student attrition; higher education; program evaluation; university students
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education

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