Institutional benefits of curriculum integrated learning development
Previous studies of the impact of curriculum integrated learning development at the University of Wollongong have indicated that such programs significantly improve students' tertiary literacy. In the broader institutional context of teaching and learning policies and processes of quality assurance, such programs might also be expected to contribute to student progress, retention and completion rates. The impact of learning development programs on these indicators at the University of Wollongong was evaluated by monitoring the academic progress and retention of cohorts of commencing students. In some faculties, participation in the programs was significantly associated with improved retention and pass rates. The benefits of such programs to the institution are elaborated in terms of an institutional strategy for facilitating students' transitions throughout the stages of their undergraduate degree.