Mentoring Programs and Equity Groups: The Australian Story
Associate Professor Susan Beltman from Curtin University has been awarded funding by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) to investigate the way mentoring programs are used in Australian universities to attract and support equity students.
Working with Curtin colleagues, Dr Shamim Samani and Ms Kate Ala’I, Associate Professor Beltman will use existing data available via websites, refereed papers and practice reports, conference presentations and contact with university staff to develop a broad overview indicating the breadth of mentoring programs that include or specifically target groups of disadvantaged students. The team will outline the ways in which projects lack effectiveness and point to gaps in institutional practice and research.
Associate Professor Beltman’s project is one of 10 funded via the NCSEHE’s 2016 Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants Program. The project is scheduled to conclude in late 2016, after which time the final report will be made available here on the NCSEHE website.