Cadigal program

Contact person info
Name of contact person: 
Helen Drury, Arlene Harvey,
Email of contact person: 
helen.drury@sydney.edu.au, arlene.harvey.sydney.edu.au,
Who are your partners?: 
Indigeneous Strategy staff
What is the rationale for this practice?: 
Perceived need by other department/s
Supports university obligations/initiatives
Social Inclusion initiatives
What support exists for this practice? (Institutional or other): 
University strategic/operational plan
Extra funding support
What restrictions are there on this practice? (Institutional or other): 
Timetabling
Staffing
If you have evaluated this practice, please select evaluation type(s): 
University administered student surveys
Focus groups with students
What are the strengths of this practice?: 

Provides transition support. This work has multiple aspects and includes an intensive program at the beginning of semester, support for students within a subject for credit, an early diagnostic based on the MASUS (Measuring the Academic Skill of University Students). It has been reviewed and improved over time in response to student and staff feedback.

What improvements (if any) would you like to make?: 

We are planning an extension of the first transition intensive workshop program. This extension will support students enrolled in their first year and link with the assignment tasks required in another subject for credit in which they are enrolled.

What approaches/theories of language and/or learning underpin this practice?: 

Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) - informs the development of the program and its teaching and learning resources but it is not taught as an SFL subject. An adaptation of the MASUS is used as a pre-entry diagnostic

Other publications/products arising from this practice? (Not already included in previous question): 

Paper based resources

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