Ready for retention Targeting positive outcomes for all students. From the Website of the Higher Education Academy
Helping students adapt to and through higher education; developing a sense of belonging; facilitating social mobility; addressing attainment gaps; embedding inclusive practice; and, depending on where you are if you're based in the UK, navigating OFFA access agreements, HESA data returns, KIS data, TEF. We know that student retention and the personal, social, economic and reputational consequences of student success are of critical importance to you. Whether you are looking at student access, retention, attainment and progression from a programme, department, faculty or an institution-wide perspective, HEA will work with you.
HEA framework for retention
Our coordination of the What works? Student retention and success programme (in partnership with Action on Access and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and HEFCE), together with 10+ years of other scholarly research and practice have shaped our approach to student retention and informed our framework for student access, retention, attainment and progression.
Our framework for student access, retention, attainment and progression in HE is an integral part of the HEA frameWORKS series. Developed with the sector for the sector, the series covers key thematic priorities that impact upon the quality of teaching and learning in HE. HEA frameWORKS provide a shared point of reference and common language to shape and review policy, process and practice in order to enhance student success.
“The Higher Education Academy frameworks are evidence-based and provide the higher education sector with a national reference point to enable the institution to develop its own approach according to local circumstances as well as benchmarking performance.” Universities UK (2016), p.73, Working in partnership: enabling social mobility.
More information can be found on de Website Higher Education Academy