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Strategic Plan 2018

Vision

The Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research (CHEEDR) informs University strategies for improving the access and achievement levels of under-represented students. The Centre has a particular focus on students from low socio-economic status backgrounds, and has responsibility for the oversight and reporting of the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP).

Objectives

Specifically, the Centre aims to:

  • Develop research and policies that help the University to improve the access, achievement, and outcomes of under-represented students, consistent with strategic objectives and targets.
  • Oversee and coordinate the University’s major student equity funding (HEPPP), ensuring strategic fit, efficacy, evaluation, and strategic relevance of all projects.
  • Increase the public profile and reputation of the University by producing, publishing and circulating research and evaluation findings on student equity in higher education.
  • Support the operations of the Colleges through the provision of specific analysis and reports as required.
  • Build research and evaluative capacity, communication, and collaboration within the University in the area of student equity.
  • Demonstrate national and international leadership through securing external competitive research grants and influencing public policy on student equity in higher education.