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Parallel Paper Sessions

Please use the links below to veiw the abstract of each paper as an HTML document. From there you will be able to view the full paper as a Microsoft Word document.

Theme

Room(s)

A - Student Populations and Diversity

Z302

B - Support Systems and Programs

Z305 & Z306

C - Transition and adjustment

Z308 & Z309 & Z301

D - Strategies and Innovations In Teaching and Learning

Z411 & Z401 & Z406 & Z413

E - Program Management

Z413

F - Policy Directions

Z413

Parallel Session 1: 6th July 11.45am - 12.30  

Theme A

Riley, L and Najar, R

Facilitating research writing in the new millennium

Room Z302

Theme B

Adonis, C

An evaluation of students' perceptions of a multi-faceted support programme in a large, diverse first year class

Room Z305

Theme B2

Barker, G

First year students' perceptions of writing difficulties in science "I didn't expect it to be so different to school"

Room Z306

Theme C

Boyd, M.J. and Baafi, E.Y.

Web Based Teaching and Learning System for First Year Engineering Computing

Room Z308

Theme C2

Calder, A

Online Learning Support: an Action Research Project

Room Z309

Theme C3

Tang, W

The "role" of an Effective Learner Programme on 'Approaches of Studying' of First-year students in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Current trend and future directions

Room Z301

Theme D

Butler, M

Teaching Thinking and Writing to First Year Nurses

Room Z411

Theme D2

McLoughlin, C., Miron, D and O'Sullivan, M

Developing learning-to-learn skills in first year students

Room Z401

Theme D3

Nichols, S and Najar, R

Making knowledge claims in a postcolonial world: international postgraduate students' academic writing

Room Z406

Theme E

Hinton, L and Tickner, R

Causes of Attrition in First Year Students in Arts, Health and Sciences and Recommendation for Intervention

Room Z413

Parallel Session 2: 6th July 2.15 - 3.00 

Theme A

Lawrence, J

Rethinking diversity: re-theorising transition as a process of engaging, negotiating and mastering the discourses and multiliteracies of an unfamiliar culture rather than as a problem of deficit

Room Z302

Theme B

Clulow, V

Student Involvement and Transition: A Role for Peer Tutoring?

Room Z305

Theme B2

Grob, G

Surviving First Year in Higher Education

Room Z306

Theme C

Cooper, N., Ellis, B and Sawyer, J

Expanded future opportunities provided by a bridging course at a regional university campus

Room Z308

Theme C2

Dancer, D and Fiebig, D

Modelling students at risk

Room Z309

Theme C3

Thies, L

'A Jump Start´┐Ż' A series of programs to assist entering students progress successfully through their first year of study

Room Z301

Theme D

Cartwright, P and Noone, L

TULIP (Tertiary Undergraduate Literacy Integration Program): A project that focuses on the literacy development of tertiary students

Room Z411

Theme D2

Crisp, G

Introductory Chemistry for Science Majors. Can we Match the Syllabus and the Students?

Room Z401

Theme D3

Pearson, C and Beasley, C

An Evaluation of an Integrative Framework of Student Characteristics and Learning Approaches

Room Z406

Theme F

Ashton, M and Beilby, P

Partnerships and Participation: Developing a University-Wide Transition Program

Room Z413

Parallel Session 3: 6th July 3.30 - 4.15 

Theme A

Pennington, H

The typical American introductory psychology textbook and its coverage of cultural diversity

Room Z302

Theme B

Haiden, G

Students' perceptions of academic support designed to counter the effects of "underpreparedness"

Room Z305

Theme B2

Li, K

Interactive Learning of Exploratory Data Analysis Through Computer Visualisation

Room Z306

Theme C

Ferman, T and Andrews, T

Flexible Learning - What students think

Room Z308

Theme C2

Gleeson, D

Science 101: A pilot program aimed at facilitating transition into Science at the University of Melbourne

Room Z309

Theme C3

Tindle, E and Lincoln, D

Mature age students in transition: Factors contributing to their success in first year

Room Z301

Theme D

Gallois, A

Teaching and Planning Innovations in Sociology at RMIT

Room Z411

Theme D2

Hollingworth, R and McLoughlin, C

The development of metacognitive skills among first year science students

Room Z401

Theme D3

Peat, M

A Virtual Learning Environment: supporting student learning on-line

Room Z406

Theme D4

Spare session

Title

Room Z413

Parallel Session 4: 7th July 9.00 - 9.45 

Theme A

Krause, K and Duchesne, S

With a Little Help From My Friends: Social Interactions on Campus and their Role in the First Year Experience

Room Z302

Theme B

Peat, M

The importance of forming social and academic networks for students in transition to university study

Room Z305

Theme B2

Drew, N et al

School of Psychology Peer Mentoring Pilot Programme

Room Z306

Theme C

Gregory, J

First Year Students' Expectations of Working in Culturally Diverse Small Groups at University

Room Z308

Theme C2

Gunn-Lewis , J

English entry levels and academic success

Room Z309

Theme C3

Woodward, R

The Introduction of an Integrated First Year Experience: Some Lessons Learned

Room Z301

Theme D

Johnston, B

Learning Teams and Learning Diaries in First Year Business Studies: Balancing Student Independence and Support in Course Design and Curriculum Development

Room Z411

Theme D2

Manathunga, C and Borthwick, J

Teamwork in Unit Coordination

Room Z401

Theme D3

Purnell, S

Tertiary Education that Works for the Students! An exploration of how one tertiary education provider is attempting to meet the needs of non-traditional tertiary education students enrolled in a degree program

Room Z406

Theme D4

Williams, M

Encouraging Creativity in University Education by Using Metaphors and Rich Pictures

Room Z413

Parallel Session 5: 7th July 9.45 - 10.30

Theme A

Morrison, A

Space for Maori in Tertiary Institutions

Room Z302

Theme B

Powell, S and Peel, M

Monitoring and assisting student academic progress: results of a student progress initiative in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University

Room Z305

Theme B2

Tindle, E

The impact of personal computers on physical and psychological health: Strategies for staying in the "zone"

Room Z306

Theme C

Huon, G and Sankey, M

The transition to University. Understanding differences in success

Room Z308

Theme C2

Kantanis, T

Transition to university - a holistic approach: A case study of the Monash Transition Program

Room Z309

Theme C3

Mannan, A

An Assessment of the Academic and Social Integration as Perceived by the Students in the University of Papua New Guinea

Room Z301

Theme D

Manathunga, C

Sharing Knowings: enhancing a culturally and socially responsible curriculum

Room Z411

Theme D2

Cafarella, C

Working together - does it help?

Room Z401

Theme D3

Watson, J

A Peer Assistance Support Scheme (PASS) for First Year Core Subjects

Room Z406

Parallel Session 6: 7th July 11.45 - 12.30 

Theme B

Vardi, I

What lecturers want: an investigation of lecturers' expectations in first year essay writing tasks

Room Z305

Theme B2

Zulu, C

Towards learning support strategies that work: reflections on language experiences of first year students at the University of North West

Room Z306

Theme C

Lee, G et al

Factors Related to Student Satisfaction with University

Room Z308

Theme C2

Eagle, L and MacDonald, R

Approbation and Apprehension. Coping with the first year of tertiary Business Study

Room Z309

Theme C3

Moore, T et al.

Transition and text: a progress report of a web-based writing resource project

Room Z301

Theme D

Miron, D., O'Sullivan, M and McLoughlin, C

Authentic Student Learning: Assisting Students to become Constructive Learners in a First Year Computer Science Unit

Room Z411

Theme D2

Box, V.J. et al

Increasing Student Participation in a First Year Materials Engineering Service Subject Taken by Mechanical Engineers

Room Z401

Theme D3

Spinks, S

The craft of academic writing and the first year experience: the importance of marker to student communication

Room Z406

Theme D4

Tyson, T and Taylor, L

Excitement and anxiety in the first-year experiential classroom

Room Z413


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