The EFYE conference has been a success for over 10 years due to, in part, its ability to adapt and retain interest for new and returning delegates alike. The EYFE 2019 programme committee has welcomed a wide variety of submissions within the conference theme from many different perspectives including; Student Support, Teaching & Learning, Education Research and Policy. We are looking forward to a jam-packed EFYE 2019.
The EFYE 2019 conference theme is:
A Good Start is half the Work…
1. Community building and supporting First Year students; an excellent foundation for student progression and success
We invite submissions within this theme to share research, experience and evidence-based practice on the transition to higher education with a particular focus on the First Year experience, supporting students and building community, student preparedness and study success.
This theme addresses:
- The foundation of undergraduate education—the first year—what is it, what could/should it be?
- Student induction/preparedness/community building as a process across First Year and beyond
- Advising/Coaching/Mentoring/Supporting FY students to maximise progression and success
- Using data to inform FYE development
2. From purposeful teaching to independent learning:
Within this theme, we invite submissions on research outcomes or experiences that address the role of teaching, learning and assessment in improving student success in the first year.
This theme addresses:
- Teaching and Learning approaches that encourage and help diverse students to engage with their institution and academic work early in their undergraduate experience so increasing student success and progression
- Developing teaching, learning and assessment in ways that are student responsive and enhance successful transition
- Redesigning high failure rate courses/modules—why, how, and with what outcomes
- Role of technology enhanced learning in improving first year teaching and learning experience for both students and staff
3. From policy to action: Drivers for enhancing First Year experience
This theme addresses the social, economic and community imperatives and policies that are driving sectoral change that focuses on enhancing student progression and success at whole institution level, nationally and internationally. We invite submissions from policy makers, enablers and challengers that focus on:
- The Policy Context for Enhancing Student Engagement
- The Quality Context for Enhancing FYE
- Students as Partners
- Demonstrating impact
The EYFE 2019 programme committee welcomed a wide variety of submissions within the conference theme and from many different perspectives including; Student Support, Teaching & Learning, Education Research and Policy.
Proposals were gathered for workshops, paper presentations, show-and-tell sessions and poster presentations. Find out more about the different types of sessions at EFYE 2019 here.
Presentations must be written and delivered in English, the lingua franca for the conference.