Good practice for safeguarding student learning engagement in higher education institutions
(Office for Learning and Teaching Competitive Grant CG10-1730 2010-2012)*
The recurrent issues of student engagement and retention in higher education have attracted recent attention, particularly because of the focus on wider participation and the discussion of teaching and learning funding performance measures.
The aim of this project is to lead the design of a suite of resources to guide good practice consistent with the notions of equity and social justice, for monitoring student learning engagement (MSLE). The project will build capacity within the participating institutions to lead key student engagement initiatives through the use of a participatory action research methodology and by harnessing the expertise of key personnel from eight Australasian Universities in a pilot implementation stage.
Three key deliverables and associated outcomes are envisaged (1) a good practice guide for design and implementation of institutional MSLE policy and practice, (2) a set of principles for good practice in MSLE and (3) a collection of resources for and exemplars of good practice to be taken up by the sector.
Project Leader – Professor Karen Nelson
Project Manager – Tracy Creagh
Update: The Project’s Final Report and Good Practice Guide were reviewed by both the project evaluator and the Office for Learning and Teaching in December 2012. Both the Report and the Good Practice Guide are available on the project website
*The funding for this research was originally provided by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Competitive Grant Scheme. The research is now overseen by the Office for Learning and Teaching within the federal Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
Support for this publication/activity has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The views expressed in this publication/activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.