Launch of commissioned projects

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 02:30 pm — Thursday, 9 March 2017, 05:00 pm

Location Purdue Room, University of Newcastle, Callaghan
Contact Eventbrite - Excellence in Teaching for Equity in Higher Education
RSVP Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Students on library rooftop

The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle has commissioned four projects around Excellence in Teaching for Equity in Higher Education.

These commissioned projects will engage with aspects of higher education that focus on issues in relation to student equity, including teaching practices, classroom inequalities and wider contextual factors.

The research will provide rigorous and detailed analysis to help illuminate one or more of these areas.

A launch is being held to introduce the following successful projects and team leaders for 2017, who will give a brief overview of their aims and scope:

  • Dr Rachel Burke - Toward Greater Linguistic Equity in Higher Education: Facilitating a culture of ongoing collaboration between bridging/enabling, language, and discipline specialists
  • Dr Margot Ford - Becoming Exceptional: Enabling excellence through creating safe pedagogical spaces for low SES tertiary students
  • Mr Simon Munro - Yearning to yarn: Using ‘Aboriginal ways of knowing and learning’ to support clinical placement experiences of Aboriginal health professional students
  • Dr Elizabeth Stojanovski - Is a BMath/STEM degree for a Privileged Few? – Supporting Diverse Students