Design a monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment plan for a case study project, based upon your critical understanding of the most appropriate types of research design for the context.
Create an MEIA plan for the Non-Residential Colleges
Talk about the concept of student engagement at universities
Talk about the issues with commuter students, diversity and inclusion as well as historic practices
Introduce the Non-Residential Colleges program/project/community
Discuss the appropriate paradigm and factors that influence the paradigm choice
Use the Social Justice Branch
It may be simple to posit that as universities core focus is education provision, that perhaps it should be it’s sole priority. To those outside the tertiary education sector, funding student engagement seems like a superfluous exercise, but to administrative staff who work actively with students on matters of welfare and service provisions, the reasons become evident very quickly.
University students in Australia come from all different walks of life, from regional Australia to the suburbian nation. Nearly a third of students in Australia now come from overseas, with the proportion set to grow over the coming years (cite).
There is growing evidence that a concerted focus on building student supports through encouraging positive relationships with staff and other peers with the student community increases overall student participation and engagement (Pearce and Down, 2011; (Howard et al., 2002)). The converse is also true. Students that are least connected to other students and their peers are the most likely to drop out.
The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the effectiveness of non-residential college program in improving self-efficacy of its student membership.