Portal to the STARS: a practical resource package for staff teaching first year student

Ann Luzeckyj, Lee Rankin

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An educational designer and an academic with responsibility for supporting staff who work with first year students at Flinders University have developed a First Year Support Strategies (FYSS) portal within the learning management system (LMS) to contextualise and improve the take-up of first year resources by academic staff. The portal is open access, with self-enrolment for Flinders staff who may wish to take advantage of its interactive aspects. This Emerging Initiative presentation will provide a brief background to the portal’s development and will then focus on a demonstration of the portal and linked sites before moving into the question and answer segment. It is the facilitators’ intention to seek feedback on this resource package, from an audience beyond their own institution, so it can be refined and reviewed. Feedback on the portal will be sought from staff at Flinders University on an ongoing basis.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event STARS: Students, Transitions, Achievement, Retention and Success - Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth, Australia
Duration: 29 Jun 20162 Jul 2016


Conference STARS


  • First year students
  • Student support
  • First year experience
  • Student resources


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