First year in higher education (FYHE) and the coursework post-graduate student

Stagg, Adrian and Kimmins, Lindy (2014) First year in higher education (FYHE) and the coursework post-graduate student. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40 (2). pp. 142-151. ISSN 0099-1333

Abstract

Research surrounding the First Year in Higher Education has identified and defined the need to support the transition of students during their first year in a tertiary institution. This support not only assists in acculturating students to the Higher Education environment, but also aims to ensure that students develop the foundational skills required for academic success; which enables higher progression and retention rates. However, most of the efforts to date have focused on undergraduate students. The authors assert that postgraduate coursework students require similar support structures. Data collected over a three year study compares the self-reported information literacy skills of postgraduate students within a Faculty of Business to undergraduate students in the same faculty. The data is situated within a broader review of the literature and some recommendations for academic librarians and academic skills advisers are offered.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Elsevier. Published Version restricted in accordance with publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Division of Academic Services - Learning and Teaching Support
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 05:29
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 04:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: first year experience; information literacy; postgraduate students; situated self-esteem; transition
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080703 Human Information Behaviour
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950202 Languages and Literacy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2014.02.005
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25143

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