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2007 Publication Details:

Title of Conference Publication
10th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2007 - Conference Proceedings
Conference Publication Editor
Jason Thomas
QUT Web Solutions
Place of Publication
Brisbane, Australia
1 74107 191 7

All Paper Presentations were reviewed in accordance with the DEST E1 classification.



  Paper presentation
  Nuts and Bolts
  Roundtable Discussion
  Institution Presentations

The presenting author of each submission is shown in bold.

Time Day 1 - Workshops
Wednesday 4 July 2007
8:30am Workshop 1 - Sharing Responsibility for Engaging First-Year Students
George D. Kuh
Morning Tea
Workshop 1 continues
12:00pm Lunch - own arrangements

Workshop 2 - How to Design a First Year Module
Ruth Pickford

Workshop 3 - FYE: The New Imperative in Australian Universities
Yoni Ryan & Noel Meyers
3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm Workshops 2 & 3 continue
5:00pm Workshops Close
6:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome Reception - Vino's Riverside


Time Day 2 - Conference Program
Thursday 5 July 2007
Registration - Z Block Foyer Level 4


Professor Peter Coaldrake
Vice Chancellor - Queensland University of Technology

9:00am Keynote Address

What Matters to Student Success in the First Year of University

George D. Kuh
Center for Postsecondary Research
Indiana University Bloomington USA


Morning Tea
Concurrent Session 1

Warm Welcome; Hot Topics: Cool Program

Ms Michele Slatter, Lesley-Anne Petrie, Julia Miller, Flinders University

A clue, a quest and a blog - experimenting with engagement in orientation

Andrea Duff, Phillip Lock, Diana Quinn, Helen Johnston
The University of South Australia

Feeling prepared for university? Perceived preparedness and expectations of prospective students

Ellen Jansen
University Centre for Learning and Teaching, Jacques van der Meer, University of Otago

Embedding Group Work in the First Year Experience

Alanah Kazlauskas, Sophie Gimel, Leighana Thornton, Theda Thomas, Tim Davis, ACU National

If my student is an apple, do I communicate like an orange?

Janeene Payne, Nikki Davis, Catherine Meredith,

FYE UQ Network Presentation
Concurrent Session 2

A Host with the Most: Reorienting the Campus Welcome

Natalie Dowling, Sophie Marsland, University of Melbourne

The place of university in the culture of young people.

Madeleine Mattarozzi Laming
Australian Catholic University

12:30pm Lunch / Poster Viewing

Keynote Address

'Do you YouTube? Wanna come to MySpace? Musings on narcissism in the 21st Century Student'

Yoni Ryan
Director of the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Scholarship
University of Canberra

Paper | PowerPoint Presentation

3:00pm Afternoon Tea
Concurrent Session 3

I know what being literate means: Student Teacher Accounts

Dr Sorrel Penn - Edwards
Griffith University

Transitions @ Carseldine
Session 4

Implementing a Blueprint for Transition Success


Dr Karen Nelson, Prof Sally Kift, Ms Tracy Creagh, Queensland University of Technology

5:00pm End of Day 1 Program
7:00pm - Late Conference Dinner
Rooftop Level - Rydges Southbank


Time Day 3 - Conference Program
Friday 6 July 2007
Registration - Z Block Foyer Level 4
8:45am Good Morning Revival - Arrival Tea & Coffee
Concurrent Session 5

The First Year Summit: collecting and using student feedback


Leander Kreltszheim, Sophie Marsland,
The University of Melbourne

When your first year is your final year: Changing perceptions of practicum through NESB pre-service teachers’ eyes

Dr Rebecca Spooner-Lane, Donna Tangen, Dr Marilyn Campbell,
Queensland University of Technology

Study Buddy: Engaging students in learning communities

Dr Sorrel Penn - Edwards, Dr Sue Thomas
Griffith University

Are a few veggie burgers enough?

Matthew Brett, Lisa Kavanagh, University of Melbourne

no session
10:15 am
Concurrent Session 6

Action Learning through Mentoring

Bronwyn Blaiklock
University of Ballarat

History for Designers: engaging first years across disciplines

Dr Alethea Blackler,
Dr Jeannie Sim, Queensland University of Technology

no session
Morning Tea
Concurrent Session 7

Hearing the student experience: Listening to individual voices and stories.


Cathy Stone, Sarah O'Shea, The University of Newcastle

Teaching novices design history via worked examples

Dr Arianne Rourke
University of New South Wales

Finding meaning in management: Work-inexperienced students' constructions of management

Dr Robert Thompson, Fran Finn, Queensland University of Technology, Simon Best, Access Business Consultants

Creating the productive middle ground: enhancing first year student learning

Linda Thies, Viola Rosario, Ruth Lee, Dennis Farrugia,
Deakin University


no session
Concurrent Session 8

The 'Get Marketer Challenge': Engaging first year students in an introductory marketing course

Dr Sharyn Rundle - Thiele, Kerri-Ann Kuhn, Griffith University

The First Year Experience on an Outer Metropolitan Campus

Assoc Professor Craig Zimitat
Griffith Institute of Higher Education

Find Your Educator... Fresh, Young, Enthusiastic

Laurine Hurley,
Australian Catholic University


no session
1:00pm Lunch / Poster Viewing

Keynote Address

Learner Empowerment and the First Year Experience

Ruth Pickford
UK National Teaching Fellow
Leeds Metropolitan University UK

3:30pm Conference Close
3:45 Farewell Afternoon Tea


A reflection of the foundation studies program at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Dr Yong Zubairi, Center Of Foundation Studies In Science
Developing a First-Year Japanese Academic Writing Course
Ms Yayoi Oshima, Tokyo University Of Marine Science And Technology







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