An economic case for systematic student monitoring and intervention in the first year in higher education

Marrington, Andrew D. and Nelson, Karen J. and Clarke, John A. (2010) An economic case for systematic student monitoring and intervention in the first year in higher education. In: 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2010), 27 June - 30 June 2010, Adelaide, South Australia.


Abstract

Previous work has established the effectiveness of systematically monitoring first year higher education students and intervening with those identified as at-risk of attrition. This nuts-and-bolts paper establishes an economic case for a systematic monitoring and intervention program, identifying the visible costs and benefits of such a program at a major Australian university. The benefit of such a program is measured in savings to the institution which would otherwise be lost revenue, in the form of retained equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL). The session will present an economic model based on a number of assumptions. These assumptions are explored along with the applicability of the model to other institutions.


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Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2022 05:05
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Uncontrolled Keywords: first year higher education students; at-risk of attrition
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49130

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