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Support schemes for first year computing students and electrical and computer engineering students

Sally Male and William B. Lawrence
Curtin University of Technology
This paper reviews support schemes for first year students in the School of Computing and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Curtin University of Technology. Two support schemes are currently in operation, one based on staff mentoring students and the other on senior students mentoring first year students. A graduate student from Computer Science has written software to streamline administration of the student mentor scheme.

The schemes were introduced to assist students with the transition to university and hence improve student retention. They are designed to assist students from diverse backgrounds, especially female students, students from rural and isolated areas and students from overseas, ie students who are most at risk in first year.

Authors: Sally Male, Project Manager - Women in Computing and Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University of Technology. s.male@curtin.edu.au
Professor William B Lawrence, Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, Curtin University of Technology. w.lawrence@curtin.edu.au

Presentation format: Roundtable

Please cite as: Male, S. and Lawrence, W. B. (2002). Support schemes for first year computing students and electrical and computer engineering students. In Focusing on the Student. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 5-6 February 2002. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2002/abstracts/male-abs.html


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