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ERIC Number: ED536187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
University Student Access and Success. Go8 Backgrounder 9
Group of Eight (NJ1)
Group of Eight (Go8) universities currently provide a wide range of services and programs to facilitate access and support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. However, Go8 Vice-Chancellors have also agreed to develop jointly a coordinated equity strategy to increase the participation and success of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This backgrounder reports the results of some initial research being undertaken to inform the design of the proposed joint Go8 equity initiative. The analyses are based on data from the 2009 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) national unit record data collection for undergraduate applications, offers and acceptances and the annual student data collection. A key part of the Go8 Equity Strategy will be identifying target groups and building a better understanding of their unique circumstances. In particular, it will focus on developing long-term relationships with schools and the broader community to raise aspirations and readiness to participate in higher education. The strategy will include a set of common evaluation techniques to help identify the types of initiatives and interventions that are effective. This will assist in targeting funding to programs which lead to positive engagement and which support student success. (Contains 21 figures and 1 diagram.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Group of Eight (Australia)
Identifiers - Location: Australia