I work with different projects throughout the curriculum, including recruiting campaigns, reception of new students, carrier guidance/job fares and alumni initiatives. My main goal is to recruit more and better students, and to get highest possible retention with well performing students.
I have summarized experience, working methodology and the research I base my work on in a book. It is in Norwegian.
Sæthre has earlier worked as a school teacher, but mainly as an academic advisor 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.
Started in 2017 the Norwegian project Competence Sharing for Students' Success in Higher Education. The project will help universities and university colleges to work systematically to ensure that more students complete and thrive.