The focus of this paper is to present a case study of an integrated course approach to student transition in an undergraduate agricultural business management program. Most Australian universities have an orientation week with generic andcourse specific activities to assist students in their transition to university life but very few have a 'total package' of sustained transitional support with an overnight tour, mentoring program, curriculum mapping and course design for all of the first stage subjects as just some of their strategies. The transition was planned to take place over the entire first stage of the course. A course team working collaboratively and cohesively was key to the success of this project. The approach was implemented in 2011 with formal evaluation in a preliminary stage. Early indications from academics and 2011 students are very positive and are reflected not only in academic results but in an improved student experience.
|Title of host publication||FYHE Conference 2012|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Horizons|
|Place of Publication||Brisbane, QLD|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||International First Year in Higher Education Conference - Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 26 Jun 2012 → 29 Jun 2012
|Conference||International First Year in Higher Education Conference|
|Period||26/06/12 → 29/06/12|
Guisard, Y., Hunter, C., Behrendt, K., Acheson, R., Bone, Z., Mills, P., Telfser, S., & Wheatley, W. (2012). Seeking new horizons for student transition: an integrated course approach. In FYHE Conference 2012: New Horizons (pp. 1-10). QUT Events.