Managing and Supporting Student Diversity in Higher Education
- Robyn Benson
- Margaret Heagney
- Lesley Hewitt
- Glenda Crosling
- Anita Devos, Monash University, Australia
Government initiatives in many countries emphasise social inclusion in higher education, resulting in a more diverse student population. This presents opportunities and challenges for academic and professional staff in managing and supporting these students. Managing and Supporting Student Diversity in Higher Education focuses on how students succeed amidst a culture of widening participation. The book is divided into seven chapters. The first introduces current literature and policies to present an international perspective on widening participation in higher education. The following five chapters present studentsâ stories on topics including getting into higher education, the international experience, coping with education later in life, and identity. Stories are followed by implications for management and support, and discussion topics for practitioners. The book concludes by looking at how students succeed in higher education and the implications for managing and supporting student diversity.
Teaching and professional staff in higher education, including central support staff, learning advisors, and librarians