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Jama, Mpho Priscilla – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2018
The highest attrition rates occur among first-year students. Universities have designed different curricular programmes, such as the development of generic skills, to address this challenge. In the medical school at the University of the Free State in South Africa, these skills were incorporated in the MBChB curriculum as an eight credit-bearing…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Foreign Countries
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Pather, Subethra; Dorasamy, Nirmala – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2018
The widening of access into higher education institutions in South Africa has rapidly transformed the student population to become more diverse. Students vary in age, race, culture, backgrounds, educational experiences, academic potential and university expectations. Widening university access with the commensurate need for success requires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Expectation
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Scott, Ian – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2018
South Africa's higher education system is falling far short of producing the mix of competent graduates required to meet the country's need for social and economic development. The problem of poor patterns of student success is longstanding, and is persisting despite the policy changes and many educationally sound interventions that have taken…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Development
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Mkonto, Nosisana – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2018
Most first-year university students experience serious academic and adjustment challenges, which remain undetected until it is too late to provide meaningful intervention. Universities are therefore developing academic support systems that can assist in identifying students who experience learning challenges early on, and provide quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Learner Engagement
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McKay, Tracey; Naidoo, Anban; Simpson, Zach – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2018
Amongst the first of the challenges facing prospective first-year university students is the need to procure funding for their studies. Indeed, demand for funding for students to access higher education far exceeds supply in South Africa. One solution has been the creation of a government loan scheme, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, College Administration
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Paideya, Vino; Dhunpath, Rubby – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2018
This article interrogates an Academic Monitoring and Support system (AMS), which was designed to enhance first-year student progression at a South African University. Institutional research evidence produced through engagement with AMS practitioners and university leadership, analysed through the lens of Systems Thinking, reveals a…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Student Personnel Services, College Freshmen, Outcomes of Education
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Li, Youngshan; Fang, Yuanyuan – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
Student affairs administration in Chinese universities is characterised by a dual-layer system of governance, with student affairs practitioners, i.e. advisors to students, being supervised by either central university administration or by affiliated colleges. In the last decade, government-oriented developments have achieved great success in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers
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Dunn-Coetzee, Munita; Fourie-Malherbe, Magda – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
Twenty-two years after apartheid South African higher education is still struggling with challenges around access, success and transformation. Stellenbosch University (SU), as a historically white university, is striving to become significantly better and different in terms of relevance and active role-playing. SU wants to prepare students to…
Descriptors: Social Change, Higher Education, Online Surveys, Student Surveys
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Bazezew, Arega; Neka, Mulugeta – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
Interpersonal conflict happens everywhere and at any time and is inherent in all societies. However, the methods of managing such conflict are quite different from one organisation to the other. The general objective of the study was to assess interpersonal conflicts and styles of managing conflicts among students at Bahir Dar University.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Interpersonal Relationship, Peer Relationship
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de Klerk, Danie; Spark, Linda; Jones, Andrew; Maleswena, Tshepiso – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
Student success, faculty and university throughput, and the need for adequate and appropriate student support remain prevalent issues in the South African and global higher education sectors. Subsequently, the Faculty of Commerce, Law, and Management at a large South African university applied for Teaching and Development Grant funding in order to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Success, Holistic Approach, Intervention
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Martinez, Maria L.; Colaner, Kevin T. – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
Global participation in international education in the last two decades has increased exponentially. International students face difficulties in adjusting to the culture of their host country due to their unique needs (Bertram, Poulakis, Elsasser & Kumar, 2014). This article presents themes comprising the international education phenomenon…
Descriptors: International Education, Student Experience, English (Second Language), Asians
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Pansiri, Barbra M.; Sinkamba, Refilwe P. – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
The Student Affairs Departments have seen immense growth over the years, from a discourse which had no academic relevance in higher education, to that which is expected to add value to the attraction, retention, and graduation of students. However, the latest developments have seen the role of Student Affairs Departments grow from "in-loco…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Student Personnel Services, Academic Standards, Educational Improvement
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Erasmus, Mianda – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
Large classes are a reality in many tertiary programmes in the South African context and this involves several challenges. One of these is the assessment process, including the provision of meaningful feedback and implementing strategies to support struggling students. Due to large student numbers, multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are often used…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Large Group Instruction, Action Research, Intervention
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du Buisson, Theuns – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
Conducting undergraduate studies in the English language, while only a small minority of students speak English at home, poses many problems to learning in the South African context. This article explores how restrictive language policies may influence proper learning and impact negatively on the self-understanding of students. It also explores…
Descriptors: Multilingual Materials, Multilingualism, Tutorial Programs, Undergraduate Study
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Spark, Linda; De Klerk, Danie; Maleswena, Tshepiso; Jones, Andrew – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
The exponential growth of higher education enrolment in South Africa has resulted in increased diversity of the student body, leading to a proliferation of factors that affect student performance and success. Various initiatives have been adopted by tertiary institutions to mitigate the negative impact these factors may have on student success,…
Descriptors: Success, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Implementation, Tutoring
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