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Author Ham, Dennis C

Title A review of support funding for indigenous Australian students in higher education / Dennis C. Ham
Published Canberra : Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1996


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  379.324 Ham/Ros  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 87 pages ; 25 cm
Series Evaluations and Investigations Program report ; 96/7
Evaluations and Investigations Program report ; 96/7
Contents Introduction, background, definitions, methodology -- Empowerment and self-determination -- Allocation of support funding within institutions -- Key principles underpinning indigenous Australian participation in higher education -- Systemic principles underpinning the allocation of support funding in higher education -- Factors affecting support -- The adequacy of support funding -- Institution specific factors affecting support costs -- Institutions with small numbers of indigenous Australian students -- Multicampus institutions -- Discipline group mix -- Course levels -- Remote area deliver/external studies -- Culturally inclusive and culturally specific courses -- head-count or student load (EFTSU) -- A funding model option -- Appendix 1. Distribution of support funding for indigenous Australian students in higher education 1994-96 -- Appendix 2. Institutions visited by review team -- Appendix 3. Questionnaire -- Appendix 4. Examples of types of support provided by institutions -- Appendix 5. Enrolments and ratios of EFTSI: headcount enrolments by institution 1994 -- Appendix 6. Responses to question 8: quantitative measures of evaluation -- Appendix 7. Responses to question 9: qualitative measures of evaluation -- Appendix 8. Responses to question 10: other comments pertinent to the review. U. objectives of
Summary This is a review of funding provided by the Commonwealth to provide support services in universities to enable indigenous Australian students' participation in higher education. The purpose of the review is to investigate the nature, extent and cost of support provided by higher education institutions to indigenous students to assist the government in formulating an equitable mechanism for distributing support funds among institutions. The terms of reference for the review were to investigate: (1) the link between support funding and student load; (2) support costs and factors affecting support costs, including what is currently being spent on support services, what is the current range of support services, and what is the adequacy of support provided; (3) the link between support funding and successful outcomes for indigenous Australian students, including a review of institutional strategies to improve retention and participation of indigenous Australian students, and measurement of successful participation and outcomes; (4) consideration of support funding alongside other funding for support services through ATAS, ABSTUDY, the Vocational and Educational Guidance for Aboriginals Scheme etc.; and (5) options for providing a more equitable distribution of support funding keeping in mind the overall objectives of the Government for support funding.y institution
Analysis ABSTUDY
Aboriginal students
Federal issue
Financial assistance grants
Government expenditure
Tertiary education
Tertiary students
Notes "Higher Education Division Evaluations and Investigations Program"--Cover
"National Centre for Vocational Education Reserach Ltd."--Cover
At head of title: Department of Employment, Education and Training
Bibliography Bibliography: page 41
Aboriginal Australians -- Education (Higher)
Education, Higher -- Australia -- Finance.
Federal aid to higher education -- Australia.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Education (Higher)
Universities and colleges -- Australia -- Finance.
Universities and colleges -- Australia.
Author Australia. Department of Employment, Education, and Training. Evaluations and Investigations Program.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (Australia)