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Accelerating Indigenous
Higher Education
NATSIHEC Project Forum | 30 June 2016
Accelerating Indigenous Higher Education
Priority Lead Budget
STEM outcomes UniSA* $75k
Workforce CDU $75k
Whole-of-Univer...
1.What's the (available) evidence telling us?
2.What gaps exist in data and evidence?
3.Where are successful programs curr...
Project schedule
Confirm project scope March
Stakeholder engagement strategy July
Progress report on evidence August
Discu...
STEM
• Identify effective policies and strategies to increase
enrolments, participation and completion of Indigenous
peopl...
Workforce
• Identify strategies to increase the recruitment
and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander staff i...
Whole-of-university
• Provide a definition and principles that will
provide clarity and transparency for a national
approa...
Roundtable Forums
Day 1: 13 October
Plenary [10am start]
STEM Workforce WoU
Dinner
Day 2: 14 October
Plenary: Day 1 recap
...
Actions to progress project priorities
1. Confirm each project team and governance
2. Evidence base – analyse hard data an...
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Accelerating Indigenous Higher Education Project

  1. 1. Accelerating Indigenous Higher Education NATSIHEC Project Forum | 30 June 2016
  2. 2. Accelerating Indigenous Higher Education Priority Lead Budget STEM outcomes UniSA* $75k Workforce CDU $75k Whole-of-University UoN $75k Project management** UniSA $110k * As at June 2016 ** includes data collection & roundtable venue costs
  3. 3. 1.What's the (available) evidence telling us? 2.What gaps exist in data and evidence? 3.Where are successful programs currently operating? 4.What are their success factors, can they be replicated? 5.What are barriers - how can their effects be minimised? 6.What are top priorities for reform - short/long term? 7.What are influential policy drivers after 2016? 8.What are connections between the 3 priorities? 9.2017 strategies: What, how, who, when, $ required? 10.Future monitoring - what are indicators of success? 11.How to use project findings to influence reform? Research Questions
  4. 4. Project schedule Confirm project scope March Stakeholder engagement strategy July Progress report on evidence August Discussion paper with key propositions September Concurrent round table forums October 13-14 Consultation on forum resolutions November Report and recommendations December
  5. 5. STEM • Identify effective policies and strategies to increase enrolments, participation and completion of Indigenous people in STEM-related higher education studies. • The scope of studies will include Natural and Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Information Technology – but also underpinning quantitative skills required for studies such as Management and Commerce, Health and Education.
  6. 6. Workforce • Identify strategies to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in Australian universities.
  7. 7. Whole-of-university • Provide a definition and principles that will provide clarity and transparency for a national approach to Whole-of University initiatives in Indigenous higher education.
  8. 8. Roundtable Forums Day 1: 13 October Plenary [10am start] STEM Workforce WoU Dinner Day 2: 14 October Plenary: Day 1 recap STEM actions Workforce actions WoU actions Plenary – project resolutions [depart 4 pm]
  9. 9. Actions to progress project priorities 1. Confirm each project team and governance 2. Evidence base – analyse hard data and qualitative research 3. Progress on previous policy recommendations 4. 2017 policy environment changes 5. Models of good practice to showcase? 6. Forum – delegates to invite, speakers, format 7. Initial strategic priorities for action

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