Muller, E. & Bawa, M. 2010, 'Evaluating First Year Experiences in Design Education using 'First Year Attributes'', 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference Proceedings 2010, 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference, QUT, Adelaide, pp. 1-5.
This paper reports on an exercise that evaluated the experience of first year design students. The exercise explored the use of 'First Year Attributes' as a means for structuring experiential evaluation. The exercise revealed useful information about the gaps and connections between staff and student expectations. It also raised questions about the potential of First Year Attributes as a strategy for engaging realistically with first year experiences. These questions form the basis of the session.