Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: The Faculty Mentor Program in the Sciences: an innovative approach to supporting student learning
Contributor(s): Godwin, Julie  (author); Muldoon, Robyn  (author)
Publication Date: 2003
Handle Link:
Abstract: This paper provides a brief overview of current concerns about the learning needs of tertiary science students and a description of a specific student learning support program aimed at first year science students. The Faculty Mentor Program is an effective amalgamation of a range of learning support approaches. It is student centred, discipline-specific and is delivered via group work and one-to-one contact. Although designed primarily to meet the challenges related to tertiary literacy deficit, qualitative evaluation suggests the program also supports students in the more traditional mentoring areas. It has been effective in assisting in the integration and engagement of students in university life in the important first year of tertiary study.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: The 7th Pacific Rim - First Year in Higher Education Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 9th - 11th July, 2003
Conference Details: The 7th Pacific Rim - First Year in Higher Education Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 9th - 11th July, 2003
Source of Publication: Enhancing Transition to Higher Education: Strategies and Policies that Work. Proceedings of The 7th Pacific Rim - First Year in Higher Education 2003 Conference, p. 1-9
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Place of Publication: Brisbane, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links:
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 130
Views: 131
Downloads: 0
Appears in Collections:Conference Publication

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Mar 3, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM


Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.