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ERIC Number: ED573263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 181
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 97
ISBN: 978-1-74249-591-0
ISSN: N/A
Towards a Performance Measurement Framework for Equity in Higher Education. Cat. No. IHW 129
Pagnini, Deanna; Stylianou, Marianna; Kok, Bernadette; Johnson, Deanne
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Increasing participation in higher education for under-represented groups has been a goal of both the Australian Government and Australian universities. In particular, the government has invested in a wide range of programs to support the efforts of universities to increase the enrollment and completion rates of: (1) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (2) those from low socioeconomic areas (3) people who live in regional and remote areas; and (4) students with disabilities. This report provides an overview of the development of a potential performance measurement framework for equity in higher education (MFE) to measure progress and gaps in access to and participation in higher education for under-represented groups (Indigenous Australians, those from low socioeconomic status areas, people who live in regional and remote areas, and people with disability). Detailed information is presented on a set of 61 possible indicators organised into 3 tiers: 23 for educational attainment and outcomes (Tier 1), 9 for precursors of higher educational attainment (Tier 2), and 29 for education system performance (Tier 3). The following are appended: (1) Australian Universities; (2) Examples of strategies currently used by universities to improve equity; (3) Potential data sources; (4) Map of framework domains; (5) Summary of indicators in existing frameworks; and (6) Domain/indicator map. [This report was written with the assistance of Fadwa Al-Yaman, Cathy McNickle and Ilona Brockway. This work was commissioned by the former Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE), which became the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE). The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare would like to acknowledge the funding and valuable input from these departments (now the Department of Education).]
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. GPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Tel: +61-2-6244-1025; Fax: +61-2-6244-1299; e-mail: info@aihw.gov.au; Web site: http://www.aihw.gov.au
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Identifiers - Location: Australia