Results and the developing intervention strategies will be shared with other enabling educators in a series of workshops in different parts of Australia in the latter part of Semester 2, 2012.
These workshops will cover:
- Major findings of the project;
- Issues of attrition in enabling programs;
- Strategies to improve student retention.
The workshops will be a collaborative process where we will share our findings with participants, followed by discussion in the context of participants’ experiences of student retention. Those attending will take away both a deepened understanding of the wider processes underlying student retention and attrition in enabling programs and some specific ideas for things they can do to improve retention in their own context. The workshops aim to be part of a process of collaborative development of best practice in student retention and we hope that you will share your ideas with us for passing on to others.
The exact timing of the Workshop in each regional centre is flexible. We will be consulting with all those expressing interest in attending in each region to find the most convenient time for everyone. It is anticipated that most of the workshops would be held between mid-October and mid-December 2012, but this can be varied to some extent.
Workshops are already confirmed in Sydney, Newcastle and Tasmania (dates and further details to follow) and workshops in Adelaide and Perth are in planning. (A report on the progress of the project was presented to the Queensland Enabling Education Symposium in June 2012 and the Queensland workshop will be run in conjunction with the next Symposium in Toowoomba in 2013.
If you are interested in attending a workshop in your region, please contact us for details and to have a say in just when the workshop will be held. (We are also looking for someone to host a workshop in some areas; if you might be able to help please get in touch with us.)