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American Council on Education Fellows

On Thursday 26 May 2016, three American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows, Professor Joanne Goodell, Professor Janelle Chiasera and Dr Rosalee Rush, visited the NCSEHE to learn about student equity in higher education in Australian university administration. The Fellows had previously been to Western Sydney University, the University of Technology, Sydney, The University of Sydney, Australian Catholic University, The University of Melbourne, Victoria University and Monash University before arriving at Curtin, meeting with senior leadership teams and equity practitioners.

Coinciding with the WA EPHEA branch’s quarterly meeting, the Fellows each gave a presentation on their area of research to the group, comprising researchers and practitioners from each of the five Western Australia-based universities. Professor Joanne Goodell, from Cleveland State University and hosted by Kent State University for the duration of her ACE Fellowship, discussed performance-based funding in the United States and growing emphasis on course completions. Professor Janelle Chiasera, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and hosted by Clemson University, provided attendees with a history of higher education in the United States and the development of an institutional equity plan by Clemson in response to growing racial tensions. Dr Rosalee Rush, from Bloomsburg University and hosted by Bucknell University, discussed the communications strategy engaged by her and her team when the Susquehanna River overflooded in 2011 as a result of Tropical Storm Lee.

The audio recording, a transcript, and all three PowerPoint presentations are available for download below.


ACE Fellows Presentations Transcript (55Kb)



Posted 8 August 2016 Posted in Culturally and linguistically diverse, General, Low SES