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Reference List First Year Programmes

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This is a list of references that might be helpful if you are planning to write about your own first year experiences and need to see what is already known. It does come from my personal files, so please feel free to contact Liz at egodfrey@eng.uts.edu.au if you wish to add to the list.




 Alting, A., & Walser, A. (2007). Retention and persistence of undergraduate engineering students: "What happens after the first year?". Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, HI.


Aziz, S. M. (2008). Engaging and supporting students in the new common first year engineering program at UniSA. Paper presented at the Australasian Associationfor Engineering Education, Yeppoon, QLd.


Baillie, C. (1998). Addressing first-year issues in engineering education. European Journal of Engineering Education, 23(4), 453-463.


Budny, D., LeBold, W., & Bjedov, G. (1998). Assessment of the impact of freshman engineering courses. Journal of Engineering Education, 87(4), 405-411.


Christie, H., Tett, L., Cree, V., Hounsell, J., & McCune, V. (2008). 'A real rollercoaster of confidence and emotions': learning to be a university student. Studies in Higher Education, 33(5), 567-581.


Clark, W. (2008). Student learning communities, the student experience and the institutional value proposition: a research led first year experience strategy delivers Paper presented at the 21st International Conference on the First Year Experience, Dublin


Coates, H. e. a. (2008, 15 February 2010). Australasian Student Engagement Report - Attracting, Engaging and Retaining: New Conversations about Learning., from http://www.acer.edu.au/documents/AUSSE_ASER-Report.pdf


French, B. F., & Oakes, W. (2003). Measuring academic instrinsic Motivation in the first year of College: Reliability and validity evidence for a new instrument. Journal of the First Year Experience, 15(1), 83 - 102.


Godfrey, E., Smaill, C., & Rowe, G. (2008). Be prepared! How ready are our students for first year Engineering? Paper presented at the NZARE Annual Conference, Palmerston North.


Godfrey, E. (2008). University Education: Enculturation, assimilation or just passengers on the bus? Paper presented at the 11th PAcific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference, Hobart, TAS.


Godfrey, E. (2008). Sustainability of Peer mentoring and peer tutoring initiatives to increase student engagement and reduce attrition. Paper presented at the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Yeppoon, QLD.


Harvey, L., Drew, S., & Smith, M. (2006). The first year experience: A literature review for the Higher Education Academy. York: HE Academy.


Jolly, L. (1996). The first year engineering ethnographic project: An overview. Annual Conference AAEE, University of Technology Sydney.


Katehi, L. P. B., Banks, K., Diefes-Dux, H. A., Follman, D. K., Gaunt, J., Haghighi, K., et al. (2004). Preeminence in First Year Engineering Programs. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education.


Knight, D. W., Carlson, L. E., & Sullivan, J. (2007). Improving engineering student retention through hands-on, team based first year design projects. Paper presented at the International Conference on Research in Engineering Education, Honolulu, HI.


Krause, K., Hartley, R., James, R., & McInnis, C. (2005). The first year experience in Australian universities: Findings from a decade of national studies. HEIP, Canberra: Centre for the Study of HE, University of Melbourne.


Lee, S., Harrison, M., Pell, G., & Robinson, C. (2008). Predicting performance of first year engineering students and the importance of assessment tools therein. Engineering Education: Journal of the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, 3(1).


Long, M., Ferrier, F., & Heagney, M. (2006). Stay, play or give it away? Students continuing, changing or leaving university study in their first year Retrieved 15 Gebruary 2010, from http://www.dest.gov.au/sectors/higher_education/publications_resources/profiles/stay_play_giveaway.htm


Macdonald, I. (2000). What do we mean by transition, and what is the problem? Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 9(1), 7-20.


Meyers, K. L., Silliman, S. E., Gedde, N. L., & Ohland, M. W. (2010). A comparison of enginering students' reflections on their first year experiences. Journal of Engineering Education, 99(2), 169 - 178.


Nelson, K., Duncan, M., & Clarke, J. (2009).Student success: The identification and support of first year university students at risk of attrition Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, 6(1).



Shulruf, B., Hattie, J., & Tumen, S. (2007). The predictability of enrolment and first year University results from Secondary School performance. Auckland: University of Auckland.


Shulruf, B., Hattie, J., & Tumen, S. (2008). Thepredictabilityof enrolment and first year university results from second ary school performance: the New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement. Studies in Higher Education, 33(6), 685-698.


Steer, J. (2008). Innovative engineering first year learning space: Early exploration of students’ experience at The University of Queensland. Paper presented at the 11th Pacfic Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference. Hobart, TAS

Steer, J., & Cameron, I. (2006, July). The first year experience: Retention of Undergraduates. Paper presented at the Multinational Scholars Forum, Nottingham, UK.


Zepke, N., Leach, L., & Prebble, T. (2003). Student support and its impact on learning outcomes. Paper presented at the HERDSA Annual Conference.


Zepke, N. e. a. (2005). Improving tertiary student outcomes in the first year of study. Wellington: TLRI ( NZCER).

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