FedUni committed to increased student completionsPosted: Wednesday 29 November 2017
Federation University Australia’s completions relating to 2015 were under-reported to the Department of Education and Training due to a change in internal reporting systems.
The University has now reviewed and changed its method of gathering student completion data. The Department was notified of this under-reporting.
“The success of our completing students is supported by the most recent Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report from the Department of Education and Training,” Professor Andy Smith, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), said.
“The 2017 QILT report ranked FedUni number one in Victoria for overall employment with 92.1% of graduates employed four months after graduation.
“FedUni also ranked number one for student support and the highest median salary of graduates in full-time employment amongst Victorian headquartered universities,” Professor Smith said.
“To improve our completion rate, the University implemented a Student Retention and Success program two years ago, which specifically addresses the issue of completion rates.
“FedUni has a number of measures in place to encourage students to maintain their study with us.
“These include a very successful mentor program, as well as tutoring and counselling services, to assist students to adjust to university life,” Professor Smith said.
“With a large number of part-time students who take more than six years to complete their degree, we support our students with strategies which enable them to more effectively balance work and family with their study commitments.
“Regional university students face unique challenges that are not experienced by metropolitan based students, which impacts on the time it takes them to complete a tertiary degree.
“This must be taken into consideration by government in funding discussions as recently advocated by the Regional Universities Network.”
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