Five research projects were commissioned by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching in the priority area of the twenty-first century student experience. This webpage links to the other cluster projects to foster and encourage the sharing of good practice among stakeholders, and enhance the overall student experience.
This project builds capacity of higher education institutions by developing new perspectives and approaches for enhancing the student experience. This project steps ahead in both substantive and methodological ways to improve institutional capacity to enhance each student’s experience by:
• building new concepts for understanding higher education students;
• identifying new data sources and approaches for measuring the student experience; and
• engaging institutions in enhancement work and new conversations about students.
The project is led by a team of 13 leading Australian and United States researchers spanning seven higher education institutions, linking with major research and policy networks globally, and advised by an eminent international reference group.
The Intensive Mode Teaching project will promote and support improved student experiences of threshold capability development in units that involve intensive mode teaching. This mode involves students engaging in facilitated learning activities or classes intensively over longer in a day, and on fewer days than in a traditional course.
The University of the Sunshine Coast is leading an eight-institution project to explore the experiences of the diverse undergraduate student populations of regional universities in the 21st century, and to identify how comparable and equitable outcomes for these students may be achieved. The project deliverables include case studies, a final report and a website.