What constitutes success in enabling education? Redefining success for students through increased engagement.

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Abstract

As enabling programs traditionally have high attrition rates, effective strategies to increase the completion rates of students undertaking these programs are sought. However, there is also the competing concern that students articulating from enabling programs are equipped with the academic capabilities needed to succeed in their undergraduate studies. Defining success simply as the completion of the program, therefore, is not a particularly useful, or complete, measure. This presentation reports on an Australian enabling program that has re-defined what constitutes success for participating students. This has been achieved through the introduction of a model that allows for increased engagement with, and therefore progression through, the program. This shift has seen a measurable increase in student retention and completion of the program, while also providing ‘successful’ outcomes for those who do not successfully complete.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2022
EventSTARS: Students, Transitions, Retention & Success - Online
Duration: 4 Jul 20226 Jul 2022
https://unistars.org/papers/STARS2022.pdf

Conference

ConferenceSTARS: Students, Transitions, Retention & Success
Period4/07/226/07/22
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Keywords

  • success in education
  • Enabling programs
  • engagement in education
  • student retention

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