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You are reading: Video resources on aspects of evaluation for university outreach practitioners working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

An informative collection of videos has been produced to support university outreach practitioners in evaluating programs for Indigenous students.

Developed as a component of Dr Katelyn Barney’s NCSEHE Equity Fellowship, the videos will also be useful for anyone who has an interest in evaluation of student equity initiatives in higher education more generally.

Each clip focuses on an aspect of evaluation with key Indigenous and non-Indigenous experts. There is also a video that includes the featured experts discussing why evaluation of outreach activities for Indigenous students is so important.

The videos are part of a suite of resources informed by Katelyn’s research, including the Indigenous Success: Doing it, Thinking it, Being it podcast series and an expert panel discussion on Tips for outreach staff on how to evaluate outreach programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

About Katelyn’s Equity Fellowship

The Equity Fellowship involved a mixed-methods approach (combining qualitative and quantitative methods) to identify “what works” in outreach programs for Indigenous students.

The project findings have established strategies to strengthen and improve outreach programs specifically for Indigenous students that can be adopted by all universities across Australia. The Fellowship has also developed resources for outreach staff to assist them in evaluating their programs targeting Indigenous students.

About the video resources

Each clip is presented by an expert in evaluation:

  • Professor Maria Raciti — Director, Indigenous and Transcultural Research Centre, USC; Adjunct Fellow, NCSEHE
  • Dr Kevin Dolman — Evaluation Consultant, Indigenous Evaluation Services
  • Dr Caroline Salom — Research Social Scientist, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland
  • Professor Peter Wilkins — Adjunct Professor, John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP), Curtin University; Adjunct Associate Professor in the Discipline of Global Studies, Murdoch University
  • Dr Anna Bennett — Director, Pathways and Academic Learning Support (PALS) Centre, the University of Newcastle
  • Associate Professor Graeme Gower — Associate Professor, Curtin University; Project Lead, On Country Teacher Education training Program
  • Associate Professor Ryan Naylor — Associate Professor (Education), Sydney School of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Access the resources

— Planning for evaluation: Professor Maria Raciti

— Key developments in relation to the quality of evaluation in Indigenous programs: Dr Kevin Dolman

— The importance of collaboration and co-design in evaluation: Dr Caroline Salom

— Purpose and key questions to frame evaluation: Professor Peter Wilkins

— Principles and practices of evaluation: Dr Anna Bennett

— Collecting interview data and asking the ‘right’ questions: Associate Professor Graeme Gower

— Presenting findings of evaluation: Associate Professor Ryan Naylor

— Why is evaluation of outreach programs so important?