Improving Student Success
Collaborative approach to the research, design and dissemination of scalable innovations to support student and graduate success.
By focusing on the core themes of employability and data driven success the fellowship provides an opportunity to impact student and graduate success from the transition to university through to graduation and beyond. This work showcases existing best practice across the IRU and provides a framework for collaborative innovation never before developed in the Australian higher education context.
Data Driven Success
Working in partnership with students to harness the power of learning analytics for the development of student-facing dashboards that support progression and success.
Supporting students to meet the challenges of the new world of work through the development of scaffolded, authentic, industry relevant learning opportunities across the student lifecycle.
IRU Vice Chancellors’ Fellow
25 February 2017
Micro-Tyco Global Enterprise Challenge
In an Australian first, nine teams from across the IRU will be competing in the Micro-Tyco global social-enterprise challenge. Students are posed with the task of growing $1 into as much money as possible in 30 days. By stretching their innovative muscle and working as a team, students will be supporting the WildHearts foundation to funds microloans in the developing world.
Innovative Practice in Action
This collection showcases innovative practices that support student and graduate success across the IRU. The aim of the collection is to disseminate good practice, and provide a mechanism through which to encourage cross-sector collaboration.
Employability - Flinders Horizon Award
Learning analytics - Griffith Subject Level analytics
Data Driven Success
Learning Analytics affords the opportunity to encourage student metacognition and reflection, however for this to occur, learners must have access to information about their learning and be equipped with the skills to understand its meaning and the supports required to seek assistance. Our work will build upon the strong analytic foundations in existence across the IRU, and offer opportunities to collaboratively develop and scale tools that support students and produce quality educational experiences.
Supporting graduate employability goes far beyond preparation for a single graduate job, to encompass the skills and capabilities required for success in the changing industrial landscape. Our work is to develop authentic, employability curricula and opportunities that encourage students to broaden their skills and reflect on their capabilities across the student lifecycle. By creatively, aligning our efforts we will ensure the work readiness of our graduates, whilst maximising opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing across the IRU.
Employability Achievement Records
University-Wide Experience Subjects
Across the year the IRU will partner with member institutions to coordinate a series of symposia to showcase best practice, foster collaboration and support the continuing professional development of staff in the areas of employability and learning analytics.
Developing Future Ready Graduates
Our exciting symposia program is free to access and open to participants from all institutions. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.
Developing Future Ready Graduates a collaborative IRU-Griffith University Employability Symposium
Five pronged plan to beef up retention rates
Student Success Blog
Join the conversation about the big issues in supporting student success in higher education.