ST38 – Improve Study Success, Prevent Study Delay

Presentation
Room C – MONDAY 16:45-17:45

Nova Ambachtsheer+ Robin Terwindt

NHTV Breda University for Applied Sciences/Academy for Digital Entertainment

Nova Ambachtsheer: Lecturer Study Career Coaching, Course responsible, involved in Selection procedure, project Student retention, improve study success rates, Diversity& Inclusion officer, Competences development

Robin Terwindt: Lecturer, president of Board of Examiners, involved in curriculum development, student retention, institutional changes.

Summary

Improve Study Success, Prevent Study Delay

The goal for this project that started in 2013 was to  improve the study success rate, to decrease  the dropout rate, investigate causes for lack of study success and come up with a plan of action. The results are very promising. We implemented  points of action to improve the success rate of the propedeutic  phase, the main phase and the graduation phase of the education. Key words: ECTS, Information, Selection & Matching, Study choaching, Examination, MIS, role of lecturers, attendance

Abstract

 

Improve Study Success, Prevent Study DelayThe goal for this project that started in 2013 was to  improve the study success rate, to decrease  the dropout rate, investigate causes for lack of study success and come up with a plan of action.  Right away, the need for an overall approach was recognized and the Board of examiners was involved to re organize procedures, to simplify  rules and regulations to get rid of the obstacles  that were created during the years.  A project leader started to research the possibilities to redesign a new “learning path” called Study Coaching , that would be integrated in the curriculum. The study coaching system was implemented very fast  (in cooperation with BoE) and is different from other coaching/support programs, while it is the red thread in the curriculum. This is also recognized by the NVAO ( accreditation organization for Dutch & Belgian Higher Education).The project is very successful, first year dropout rates are decreased (see table)

2012/2013 2013/2014
Dropout rate IMEM year 1 35% 26%
Dropout rate IGAD year 1 50% 35%

 

 

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