Critical Intervention Framework II

The Critical Interventions Framework II (CIF II) project, awarded a $205,262 HEPP National Priority Pool grant, will extend the Critical Interventions Framework for Advancing Equity in Australian Higher Education (Naylor, Baik & James, 2013). The project team brings significant national and international experience in equity, educational disadvantage and educational policy, including direct international engagement in widening participation agendas. Led by the University of Newcastle, the project team also combines senior academics from University of Melbourne and La Trobe University.

The resulting CIF II will provide a comprehensive, adaptable framework for use by all Australian higher education providers to guide their implementation of equity interventions.

The project is led by Dr Anna Bennett along with collaborators Professor Jenny Gore, Professor Geoff Whitty, Professor Max Smith and Belinda Munn from the University of Newcastle; Professor Richard James, Dr Chi Baik and Dr Ryan Naylor from the University of Melbourne; along with Dr Andrew Harvey and Matt Brett from La Trobe University.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.