Code for Success: A Roadmap as an Organising Device for the Transition of First Year Science Students and the Development of Academic Skills

Michael Arndell, Adam James Bridgeman, Rebecca Goldsworthy, Charlotte Taylor, Vicky Tzioumis

Abstract


An online roadmap has been introduced to improve the standard of academic skills by embedding a semester long sequence of stimuli and resources for new students within our large, general science degrees. This device is faculty managed and links administration, curricular and support services to the just-in-time needs of the students. This institution-wide curricular and co-curricular approach extends and supports our existing workshop and mentoring activities. It answers and prompts frequently asked questions, inducts students into the broader culture of the faculty and integrates information literacy and other academic skills which will be taught, practised and assessed during their first semester at university.

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