Putting safety and wellbeing first
The national spotlight on the prevalence of violence on campuses and within university communities has initiated the ground breaking national university student survey into sexual assault and harassment. This is the first step in reducing violence on campus.
It is essential for universities to provide key safety and wellbeing services for students. A failure to do so risks not only an increase in attrition, but student success and even student lives.
This conference will provide key strategies to address violence, sexual assault, mental health and wellbeing issues and how universities can bring teams together to provide better support services.
Who will attend? University senior executives including Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors and Pro Vice Chancellors.
University directors and managers with responsibilities for:
Attend to learn:
- How to Stop violence and sexual assault on campus
- How to strengthen incident reporting and response
- How to better support students’ mental health and wellbeing
- How to tailor support services for the increasingly diverse student cohort
University of Melbourne
Professor Richard James is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Director of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education. He holds a chair in the field of higher education and is a researcher and commentator on higher education policy in Australia. Richard has wide-ranging research interests in higher education that centre on the quality of the student experience. His research program spans access and equity, the transition to university, student finances, student engagement, quality assurance and academic standards. He has published widely on the effects of social class on higher education aspirations and participation.
University of the Sunshine Coast
Karen’s research and practice focus on the first year experience and student learning engagement in higher education. At USC she is responsible for student success and retention and to this end sponsors of a range of curriculum initiatives. She has led a series of large national projects to develop sector resources including a maturity model for student engagement retention and success http://studentengagementmaturitymodel.net/); and a social justice framework for higher education (https://safeguardingstudentlearning.net/). She has also been a team member in other projects e.g. Teaching and Support of Students from Low SES Backgrounds (http:// http://lowses.edu.au/); and
Student retention and learning analytics: a snapshot of Australian practices. During 2016, she led an eight-institution national project ‘Shaping the 21st century student experience in regional universities’ (http://shapingtheregionalstudentexperience.com.au/). She is a recipient of three Australian Awards for University Teaching (two Citations and an Award for a Programs that Enhance Learning). She is the Editor in Chief of the Student Success Journal and Co-Chair of the annual STARS Conference.
Department of Premier and Cabinet
David Watts is the Victorian Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection. He has led the development of Victoria’s protective data security framework and of contemporary approaches to information privacy, such as privacy by design and information sharing.
He is the only Australian representative on the privacy and security advisory group to UN Global Pulse and has recently been appointed global lead on Open Data and Big Data under the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy.
He is an experienced public and private sector lawyer and policy adviser.
Ms Catriona Jackson is Deputy Chief Executive of Universities Australia, the peak body for the higher education sector. At UA she leads the policy team that develops sectoral policy, including the Respect. Now. Always. campaign to combat sexual assault and harassment on campus. She has carried a life-long commitment to gender equity through a 30-year career in government, universities, advocacy, policy analysis and development, and journalism at the highest levels. Prior to joining UA in June 2016,
Ms Jackson was the Chief Executive Officer of peak lobby group Science & Technology Australia, press secretary and senior adviser to a federal government cabinet minister, director of government relations and communications at the Australian National University and a newspaper and radio journalist.
University of Western Australia
Professor Kent Anderson is an international lawyer who specialises in comparing Asian legal systems. He joined the University as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Community & Engagement) in 2014. He has an eclectic background, having completed tertiary studies in US, Japan, and the UK in Law, Politics, Economics and Asian Studies. He also worked as a marketing manager with a US regional airline in Alaska and as a commercial lawyer in Hawaii. Before joining UWA, Kent was Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at University of Adelaide and before that Dean of the then Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University. He started his academic career as associate professor at Hokkaido University Law School in Japan. Kent is on the National Library of Australia Council, New Colombo Plan Advisory Board and a variety of academic and community boards including the he Board of Canberra Grammar School.
Oxford University Press
Launched as a spin out from Imperial College London, Epigeum was acquired by Oxford University Press in 2015 and furthers the University of Oxford’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education worldwide. It is the leading provider of exceptional online courses designed to help universities transform their core activities— in teaching, research, studying, and leadership and management.
Epigeum creates interactive, multimedia-rich, and engaging courses and materials through the global collaboration of academic experts and higher education institutions, and can be purchased as a license once the course is published.
Produced by a dedicated in-house team of editorial and online professionals and used by leading institutions across the world, the courses are all available as stand-alone online resources, but are supported by additional activities to enable a fully blended approach.
What People Are Saying
“Great speakers, good content, excellent conference. Thanks Criterion!”Senior Project Manager, CQUniversity, Delegate Enhancing Student Experience 2016
“Conference was worth the time, was great to see and hear the approaches taken at other institutes”Andrew Lovett, Project Lead, PMO, Goulburn Ovens TAFE, Delegate Enhancing Student Experience 2016
“Energizing, encouraging, inspiring and informative. Great opportunity to network and share with likeminded professionals”Joanne Kent, UX Analyst, USQ - Attendee Enhancing Student Experience Conference 2016
“Over 70% of respondents to the National Union of Students’ Talk About It Survey said that they had experienced harassment. sexual assault and violence at university, with an overwhelming view that university support had to improve”
Endorsers & Media Partners
ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia who work in international student services, advocacy and teaching and policy development in international education. ISANA Australia has a sister organisation relationship with ISANA New Zealand.
ISANA: International Education Association members are dedicated to the advancement of international education through:
· leadership, promotion and advocacy of best practice standards in the service of international education;
· the facilitation of relevant forums, training and information exchange for its membership and the community; and
· working in partnership with stakeholder organisations including international students, educational, government, business and community groups