Introduction: Perspectives on the first-year experience

Van Schalkwyk, Susan ; Leibowitz, Brenda ; Van der Merwe, Antoinette (2009)

The original publication is available from AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, Stellenbosch: South Africa.

CITATION: Van schalkwyk, S., Leibowitz, B. & Van Der Merwe, A. 2009. Introduction: Perspectives on The First-year Expereince, in B. Leibowits, A. Van der Merwe & S. Van Schalkwyk (eds.). Focus on First-year success: Perspectives emerging from South Africa and Beyond. Stellenbosch: SUN MeDIA. 3-13. doi:10.18820/9781920338220.

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The international focus on the first-year experience (FYE) represents a strong and well-established movement in higher education. A focus on what happens in the first year at university, and how this influences student success, has become a fixture on the higher education landscape. In 2009, the annual International Conference on the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition was held for the 29th time. Through the years, its main sponsoring partner, the National Resource Center at the University of South Carolina, has been instrumental in establishing the movement world-wide.

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