ERIC Number: EJ1054032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Using a Capability Maturity Model to Build on the Generational Approach to Student Engagement Practices
Nelson, K.; Clarke, J.; Stoodley, I.; Creagh, T.
Higher Education Research and Development, v34 n2 p351-367 2015
The generational approach to conceptualising first-year student learning behaviour has made a useful contribution to understanding student engagement. It has an explicit focus on student behaviour and we suggest that a Capability Maturity Model interpretation may provide a complementary extension of that understanding as it builds on the generational approach by allowing an assessment of institutional capability to initiate, plan, manage, evaluate and review institutional student engagement practices. The development of a Student Engagement, Success and Retention Maturity Model is discussed along with its application in an Australian higher education institution. In this case study, the model identified first-, second- and third-generation approaches and, in addition, achieved a "complementary extension" of the generational approach, building on it by identifying additional practices not normally considered within the generational concept and indicating the capability of the institution to provide and implement the practices.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Student Behavior, Learner Engagement, Social Influences, Maturity (Individuals), Models, Case Studies, Success, School Holding Power, Organizational Development, Total Quality Management, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Educational Indicators
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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