Equity @ ACU Week is around the corner

Join us for events on your campus and register now for the equity symposium to explore equity and inclusion within education.

Equity @ ACU Week shines a light on the work that is taking place across our university to embed equity in everything we do. You are invited to join your colleagues 19-26 September for on-campus Equity @ ACU activations.

Look out for more details of events happening at your campus next week.

Equity Week will conclude with the launch of ACU’s new Widening Participation plan by ACU Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Zlatko Skrbis at the online equity symposium 25-26 September.

Register now for the online symposium with sessions held 25-26 September. Sessions are available to all education-based stakeholders and communities with attendees able to opt in for their choice of sessions.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Professor Penny Jane Burke: UNESCO Chair in Equity, Social Justice and Higher Education and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education, University of Newcastle.
  • Professor Mark Rose: Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Innovation, Deakin University and ACU alumnus.
  • Professor Sarah O’Shea: Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Education, Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Dean, Graduate Research at Charles Sturt University.
  • Professor Sally Kift: Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law (FAAL), and President of the Australian Learning & Teaching Fellows (ALTF).

Additional panel sessions include:

  • Paul Kidson: Knowing the playing field: academic understanding of schools and the impact on access and success
  • Chris Ronan and Nicola Cull: Community-led higher education: How to widen participation in regional Australia
  • Jessica Russ-Smith: Indigenous Curriculum – sovereign ways, beyond embedding
  • Dr Suzanne Macqueen: Supporting students from equity groups: experiences of staff and considerations for institutions

With many other parallel sessions to choose from throughout the symposium.

Register and stay up to date with the latest symposium news, program updates and information, and keep an eye out for the equity letters at your campus.

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