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Editorial Volume 8, Issue 1 2017

Abstract

Welcome to the first issue of Student Success for 2017.  Following the tradition initiated in Volume 7, this editorial has two parts: The first part continues our objective of creating awareness of good practice in scholarly publishing in an Open Access (OA) forum.  Future editorials will briefly discuss other aspects and issues pertaining to the evolving scholarly publishing landscape that this journal adheres to, such as:  Creative Commons Licencing; Considerations of new peer review models and importantly; Measuring research impact in OA publishing.    The second part presents the usual editorial summary of the content of this issue.

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Section: Editorial
How to Cite
Creagh, T., Nelson, K., & Clarke, J. (2017). Editorial Volume 8, Issue 1 2017. Student Success, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.5204/ssj.v8i1.372

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Author Biography

Queensland University of Technology
Australia Australia

Tracy Creagh has more than ten years experience working as a research and project officer on numerous internal and external teaching and learning projects at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Research projects have principally focused on the first year experience in higher education, and the development of resources and tools for academic and professional staff responsible for student engagement. Currently Tracy is a senior project officer in the Strategic Intelligence Unit at QUT and has recently completed two Australian Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) projects: 'Establishing a framework for transforming student engagement, success and retention in higher education institutions' (2011-2013) and 'Good practice for safeguarding student learning engagement in higher education institutions' (2010-2012). She has also project-managed the extension grant project 'Effective teaching and support of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds: Resources for Australian higher education' (2013/2014) and co-project managed the extension project 'Implementing the SESR-MM to enhance student engagement practices and programs in higher education institution's (2014) Tracy is also the journal manager of Student Success (formally the International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education), manages the FYHE Virtual Centre and co-authored the recently published 'Trends in policies, programs and practices in the Australasian First Year Experience literature 2000–2010' (The First Year in Higher Education Research Series on Evidence-based Practice, No. 1).

Open Access Journal
ISSN 2205-0795