The Retention Team is continually trying to understand how best to improve student outcomes, particularly those from structurally disadvantaged equity groups.
Our work crosses multiple aspects of student life and university systems, and as such our research focus uses different lenses to view the challenges of understanding what helps students succeed.
These include the factors contributing to completely disengaged students, targeted support of disengaged students using learning analytics and non-submission of early assessment items to identify students, and assessment support with embedded tutors.
Linden, K. (2022). Improving student retention by providing targeted support to university students who do not submit an early assessment item. A practice report. Student Success, 13(1), 67-73.
Linden, K., Van Der Ploeg, N., & Hicks, B. (2021, December). Ghostbusters: Using learning analytics and early assessment design to identify and support ghost students. In Back to the Future–ASCILITE ‘21.
Hicks, B., Linden, K., & Van Der Ploeg, N. (2021, December). Opportunities to improve learning analytics for student support when using online assessment tools. In Back to the Future–ASCILITE ‘21.
Linden, K., Van Der Ploeg, N., Hicks, B., & Locke, K. (2021, December). Increasing student grades in large online subjects: Combining tutorial support with technology. In Back to the Future–ASCILITE ‘21.
Linden, K., van der Ploeg, N., Hicks, B., & Gonzalez, P. (2020). Peering into the crystal ball of the disengaged: What happens to students that do not submit an early assessment item?. In 37th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: ASCILITE 2020 (pp. 48-53). ASCILITE.
van der Ploeg, N., Linden, K., Hicks, B., & Gonzalez, P. Widening the net to reduce the debt: Reducing student debt by increasing identification of completely disengaged students. In 37th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: ASCILITE 2020