CIHE Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.
May 9, 2017 5:30pm-7:00pm
Innovative Approaches for Enhancing the 21st Century Student Experience
Everyone engaged in higher education wants students to succeed. Yet existing research into student success is vexed and at risk of stalling. Entrenched rituals for garnering evidence are yielding diminishing returns. Dated myths are used to identify who students are and how they experience higher education. People lack data to help plan the meaningful experiences which flowed serendipitously in smaller and more regulated systems.
Drawing from 15 years working with hundreds of institutions in around 50 countries, this seminar presents insights from a work program executed to bring about sustained enhancement of the student experience. It concentrates on findings from recent Australian innovation which has defined new concepts for understanding higher education students, identified new data sources and assessment approaches, and engaged institutions in enhancement work and new conversations about students.