Equity Hub

Equity Hub focuses on building evaluation skills for equity professionals within the context of the Student Equity in Higher Education Evaluation Framework (SEHEEF).


Equity Hub has three aims:

  1. Boosting Skills: Empower HEPPP program practitioners with the skills they need to excel in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Impact Evaluation (IE) within the SEHEEF framework.
  2. Online Hub: Create an online space where we can register and organize HEPPP-funded university evaluations. It’s all about sharing knowledge and collaborating effectively within SEHEEF.
  3. Community Exchange: Join our Community of Practice (CoP) to swap the best evaluation practices among university equity professionals. Together, we’ll learn, grow, and make a difference.

Boosting Skills

Stage 1

In this stage, we will be delivering online workshops, training materials, and resources. These resources will cover a wide array of topics, including program design, program logic, program measurement, planning for evaluation, CQI approaches, and IE techniques. Moreover, we are here to provide you with resources and practical support for navigating data collection processes, maintaining data quality standards, and mastering the art of publishing evaluation plans and findings.

We are set to kick off this training journey from April 2024, and it will run until March 2025.

Stage 2

This stage is all about selecting programs for Impact Evaluation (IE). These evaluations will be commissioned by ACSES and delivered through a collaborative approach, giving you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in conducting IE.

Our Stage 2 journey begins in April 2025 and will continue until March 2026.

Online Hub

The web portal will be your go-to destination for all things related to the Equity Hub. It will serve as a central repository where you can find a wealth of valuable resources, including evaluation outputs, training materials, and information about upcoming events linked to the SEHEEF.

We are working diligently to ensure that the first phase of the web portal is completed and ready for launch by the end of March 2024. This means you’ll soon have access to a treasure trove of knowledge and tools designed to support your work in the field of higher education equity.

Here’s where you come in. We are eager to foster a collaborative community. If you have been using the SEHEEF and have valuable evaluation resources or tools to share, we would love your contributions. Your insights and experiences can enrich the portal and benefit fellow practitioners.

Stay tuned for updates as we approach the launch date.

Community Exchange

Our Community of Practices (CoP) is an inclusive network of equity practitioners at universities, coming together to share their best practices, insights, and valuable experiences in evaluation of equity activities. Whether it’s about program design, implementation, monitoring, project evaluation, data infrastructure, or any related topic, the CoP is your platform to connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a difference in higher education.

We have some exciting gatherings planned! There will be two CoP meetings each year—one in person in March and another one online in October. These gatherings will revolve around sharing experiences related to using SEHEEF or evaluations in general. You can expect to meet mentors and experts who are ready to engage with you, offering their guidance and knowledge. Plus, there will be ample opportunities for members like you to reflect on your learning journey and growth in evaluation practices.

In between our scheduled gatherings, our online community within the web portal will keep the conversations going. This online space is designed to facilitate interaction and knowledge exchange among members, ensuring that you have a supportive and dynamic community to lean on throughout your journey in higher education equity.

Our first CoP is scheduled for March 2024 in Sydney. Join us and be a part of this collaborative and empowering network, where your contributions and insights will play a vital role in shaping the future of student equity in higher education.