In an era where efficiency and effectiveness have led to the centralisation of many student support services it is vital that the role of the academic tutor in providing guidance is not lost. Teaching, research, and administration can lead to competing demands on time however, the advice that academic staff provide can be crucial to student success. Higher education is now characterised by a more diverse student body and a sense of ‘belonging’ has often been cited as key to student retention. Academics can help foster this concept by ensuring that they lend an empathetic ear while signposting students to specialist help, if relevant. This case study outlines from a student and staff perspective the operation of academic tutoring.
|Media of output||text|
|Publisher||The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education|
|Number of pages||2|
|Place of Publication||Glasgow|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2016|