Professor Sally Kift
During 2019, the NCSEHE will support Sally Kift as the NCSEHE Visiting Professorial Fellow to conduct a project entitled: Transition Pedagogy to advance student learning, success and retention in higher education and to collaborate on the NCSEHE’s suite of projects and Fellowships.
Sally is well known in Australian higher education for her student success work and has been a strong advocate for providing curricular support to equity group students to make successful transitions into, through and out of tertiary studies.
Her expertise will complement the Centre’s activities during 2019, and her engagement will focus on critical interventions over the student lifecycle to enable the successful participation and completion of diverse cohorts, particularly those from low SES, regional and remote backgrounds.
Professor Dawn Bennett
Dawn Bennett is John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Developing EmployABILITY and Creative Workforce Initiatives at Curtin University in Perth.
Dawn will be collaborating with the Centre through 2019 and will represent the NCSEHE at the 2019 EPHEA/NAEEA Conference in November 2019 for a Special Interest Group — Equity and Employability in Higher Education.
Professor Sarah O'Shea
Professor Sarah O’Shea (University of Wollongong) will continue with the Centre in 2019, conducting a year-long Research Fellowship project.
Following on from the six 2016/17 Equity Fellows and 2018 NCSEHE Research Fellow Maria Raciti, Sarah will be supported by the Centre as the 2019 NCSEHE Research Fellow to undertake research on post-graduation outcomes and employment mobility of individuals who are first in their family to complete a university degree. The project will be conducted in collaboration with the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research (CHEEDR).
Further details of the project are provided in the NCSEHE 2019 Research Fellowship bulletin.