Harald Åge Sæthre is Project Manager on a national project aiming to make resource people in all universities and unions share their experience and knowledge about how we can help student succeed in higher education. It will use web (articles, discussions), newsletters, workshops and a yearly conference. All will be in Norwegian based on our common Norwegian culture with our challenge.
At the same time Sæthre willl be a project manager at the Section of Student and Academic Affairs, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway. He works with different projects throughout the curriculum, including recruiting campaigns, reception of new students, carrier guidance/job fares and alumni initiatives. His main goal is to recruit more and better students, and to get highest possible retention. His background as a master in ecology is transferred to a holistic view to attain a best possible learning environment. Sæthre has worked as a school teacher, but mainly as an academic adviser and leader of the Section of Student and Academic Affairs.
He has especially looked to the Anglo-American world for experience and has apart from international conferences also visited universities in USA, UK and Australia. Works of Tinto, Pascarella, Terenzini and Astin are the main inspiration. Especially Tinto's longitudinal model of institutional departure is a basic instrument.
Sæthre has written a book in norwegian on how universities can work systematically to make students succeed. Title: «Å tilrettelegge for at studentene skal lykkes» Read more (in norwegian)
Read about my book project.
Work in english:
- Fresh look at the first semester in a Norwegian University
in connection with a Speech on the FYE 2002 Internasjonal konferanse
in Bath (UK)
Here you will find a pdf of my presentation when Ian Munton, Head of Student Support and Developement Services Keele University visited UiB Thursday, April 12, 2012
How to make the scientific
staff reflect on students Retention?
First Year Experience (EFYE) Conference,Antwerp, Belgium
- Energetic now, but what about tomorrow?
Problems recruiting students to science and technology- What can
Paper in connection with a Speech on the Offshore Nothern Seas (ONS
Harald Åge Sæthre
Student and Academic Affairs
TLF. 47 55 582024 FAX. 47 55 583199
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
University of Bergen