International Student Transition Experience project

Contact person info
Name of contact person: 
Sally Ashton-Hay; Peter Wignell; Kelly Evans
Email of contact person:
Who are your partners?: 
Educational development staff
What is the rationale for this practice?: 
Perceived need by ALL staff
Perceived need by faculty staff
Perceived need by other department/s
Supports university obligations/initiatives
ESOS legislation
First year experience initiatives
Social Inclusion initiatives
Language proficiency initiatives
What support exists for this practice? (Institutional or other): 
University strategic/operational plan
Departmental strategic/operational plan
Teaching/learning management plan
Extra funding support
What restrictions are there on this practice? (Institutional or other): 
If you have evaluated this practice, please select evaluation type(s): 
ALL unit administered student surveys
Focus groups with students
What are the strengths of this practice?: 

Provides a snapshot of SCU international students in their first Session or Trimester with a focus on student voice and English language proficiency.

What are the weaknesses?: 

Time to work on the project

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

Implement strategies to meet the expressed needs of students at SCU.

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

Student voice; student perceptions of English language proficiency mapped against actual results; data gathered from quantitative surveys; data gathered from qualitative focus group interviews; data from student course results; what students value most and need most in their learning

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

Presentation to faculty/university

ALL Publication