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Developing a Critical Interventions Framework

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Executive Briefing Centre, Level 2, Building 100, Curtin University
5 February 2014 1:22 pm

Dr Ryan Naylor, lecturer in higher education based at the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne, will be visiting Curtin University to discuss a paper he co-authored with his CSHE colleagues, Dr Chi Baik and Professor Richard James.

In early 2013, the authors were commissioned by the former Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (now the Australian Government Department of Education) to develop a critical interventions framework for student equity in higher education.

Dr Naylor says:

“To answer the seemingly-simple question of whether we as a sector were on track in achieving our national social inclusion goals, we must review the current student equity makeup of the sector, and determine how effective our equity initiatives are. The first part of that question was relatively easy to answer. However, finding clear, rigorous evidence of program efficacy from the literature was much more difficult. In this presentation, I will discuss the critical interventions framework and the difficulties with uncovering evidence of effectiveness as opposed to the theoretical strength of an initiative, and briefly discuss how the framework might be used in the future.”

Spaces are limited for this event, so please RSVP by 5pm WST Monday 3 February 2014.

Posted 29 January 2014