Safeguarding Student Learning Engagement

The risks of profiling

May 17th, 2012 | Posted by Administrator in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Andrew Harvey’s article in The Australian on May 16, Student entry checks by universities carry risks,  captures the increasing dialogue around the collection of student information, in particular the collation of data as predictive indicators of  attrition.   The ethical issues raised in this article surpass the scope of this project but the outputs – a Good Practice Guide – will undoubtedly go some way to providing clarity around what Harvey details as the “risk of profiling”.  Central to this project is consideration of the notions of equity and social justice and how they manifest in the higher education sector and within various institutions.  The Good Practice Guide will be reinforced by the set of social justice principles and a social justice framework that presents guidelines and resources to exemplify and provide examples of the principles in practice – with the foci on the specific institutional initiatives and programs that monitor student learning engagement.  Tracy Creagh



May 10th, 2012 | Posted by Administrator in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Welcome to Safeguarding Student Learning Engagement.

This website has been developed as part of an Australian higher education learning and teaching initiative Good practice for safeguarding student learning engagement in higher education institutions.

The project, which commenced in 2010, was originally funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) as a Competitive Grant. The research is now overseen by the Office for Learning and Teaching within the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

The Project acknowledges the contributions of the Working Party leaders and their Working Groups from Auckland University of Technology, Curtin University, RMIT University , University of New England, the University of South Australia, Queensland University of Technology, Edith Cowan University and Charles Sturt University.

This website will continue to evolve as the project does and we encourage your feedback and comments.  As well, we encourage you to contact us with information you feel is relevant to student learning engagement in the higher education sector – both in Australasia and internationally.

Karen Nelson

Tracy Creagh