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Indigenous students' journeys to and through allied healthcare programs
This NCSEHE Equity Fellowship study investigated the national profile of Indigenous students enrolled in select higher education and vocational education allied healthcare study, as well as the institutional factors linked with success in access and retention.
Building a stronger evidence base to support effective outreach strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Increasing impact and university participation
This Equity Fellowship focused on outreach programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and examines “what works” and what could be improved in these programs. Most universities are running outreach initiatives for Indigenous high school students. The study identified the need for improved post-camp engagement with students, as well as cultural aspects and Indigenous perspectives in the curriculum.
Re-imagining exams: How do assessment adjustments impact on inclusion?
NCSEHE-funded research found working with staff and students on refining assessment design and processes can improve experiences of inclusive exams and other high-stakes assessments for students with disability.
Equity through complexity: Inside the “black box” of the Block Model
This study investigated an innovation in higher education that has achieved demonstrable results for equity students: the Block Model at Victoria University.
Open textbooks and social justice: A national scoping study
Research found free textbooks with more diverse content could reduce inequities in learning experiences and outcomes for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
It’s time for an Australian Widening Participation Statement of Ethics
In this blog post, Maria Raciti proposes a set of ethical principles to guide Australia’s widening participation community.
Ditch the widgets. Start investing in their amazing futures
This article by Daniel Edwards says that the support for equity students could be better recognised in funding agreements by switching the focus from "activity-based" to "mission-directed".
The importance of trust in nurturing student engagement online
This feature article highlights the importance of nurturing trusting relationships between students and teachers in online learning environments.
Informing Policy and Practice V
The fifth volume in the Informing Policy and Practice series collates 21 reports from the NCSEHE Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants and Equity Fellows Programs.
The costs of and economies of scale in supporting students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds in Australian higher education
This Australian-first study has calculated the costs to universities of supporting students from low socioeconomic (SES) backgrounds.