Engaging college communities: the impact of residential colleges in Australian higher education
AuthorCOATES, HAMISH; EDWARDS, DANIEL
Source TitleAUSSE Research Briefing
PublisherAustralian Council for Educational Research
AffiliationMelbourne Graduate School of Education, LH Martin Institute
CitationsCoates, H., & Edwards, D. (2009). Engaging college communities: the impact of residential colleges in Australian higher education. AUSSE Research Briefing, 4. Camberwell, Vic.: Australian Council for Educational Research.
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2009 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Permission has been granted for this publisher's version.
This briefing affirms that residential colleges make a significant contribution to higher education in Australia. Colleges have been part of university life in this country for over 150 years, with the first college being founded in 1856, just six years after the foundation of University of Sydney. Collegiate education is growing today. Colleges are strengthening their links with academic and professional communities. The Association of Heads of Australian University Colleges and Halls Inc (AHAUCHI) provides national leadership. Markwell (2007) has explored the contributions made by colleges to excellence and equity in Australian higher education. Recent educational redesigns hint that the renaissance of residential life underway in the USA and UK is taking shape in Australia.
Keywordshigher education; Australia; Australasia; survey; student engagement; residential colleges; college communities; international students
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