Enhancing the first year student experience through academic and professional staff collegiality. A Practice Report

Janine Wojcieszek, Leslie Theaker, Martin Ratcliff, Leigh MacPherson, James Boyd
2014 International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education  
Collegiality among academic and professional university staff is a vital component in any effective initiative in the First Year Experience. Development of a new First Year Advisor Network at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia created some challenges in how best to communicate and collaborate with existing university staff, in order to achieve the common goal of how best to support student transition and retention. This Practice Report describes the initiatives undertaken by the First Year
more » ... by the First Year Advisors at Murdoch University in order to improve communication between staff, enhance collegiality and to ensure successful enhancements in the First Year Experience. Please cite this practice report as: Wojcieszek, J., Theaker, L., Ratcliff, M., MacPherson, L., & Boyd. J. (2014). Enhancing the first year student experience through academic and professional staff collegiality. A Practice Report. This practice report has been accepted for publication in Int J FYHE. Please see the Editorial Policies under the 'About' section of the Journal website for further information. © Copyright of practice reports is retained by authors. As an open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.
doi:10.5204/intjfyhe.v5i1.211 fatcat:2dyaevaitjbmvfjgf2buz7zhry