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The Indigenous Strategy aligns the vision, strategic objectives and performance of Indigenous Education at UWA with the University's strategic directions and the national Indigenous higher education agenda.

Indigenous Education

Strategy Area Strategic Goals
Indigenous Students
  1. Increase Indigenous students access, participation and completions all courses and levels.
  2. Enhance Indigenous student experience and satisfaction.
  3. Build Indigenous student leadership.
Indigenous curriculum
  1. Develop Indigenous curriculum across Faculties and schools.
  2. Increase number of UWA students taking Indigenous studies units at UWA.
  3. Establish Indigenous teaching and learning protocols and best practice guidelines.

Indigenous Research

Strategy Area Strategic Goals
Indigenous Researcher Capacity
  1. Support Indigenous academic staff to build research profile.
  2. Increase number of Indigenous academic staff at UWA.
  3. Build Indigenous postgraduate HDR student pipeline.
Indigenous Community Research Capacity
  1. Recognition of Indigenous knowledge and knowledge holders.
  2. Enable culturally determined research, setting the research agendas that meet Indigenous needs.
  3. Establish research training that builds skills base and is accredited.
Quality Research
  1. Promote Indigenous research protocols and guidelines - community and discipline specific.
  2. Provide Cultural training and development of all senior staff, researchers, students, supervisors.
  3. Embed Indigenous engagement in research decision-making.
  4. Establish Indigenous knowledge as a strategic research priority.

Community and Engagement

Strategy Area Strategic Goals
Indigenous Development and Alumni
  1. Develop and strengthen Alumni engagement at UWA, Faculty and Discipline level.
  2. Embed Indigenous elements across annual events and celebrations.
Aboriginal Communities and Organisations
  1. Embed recognition and respect for Traditional Owners and Custodians on all UWA campuses.
  2. Strengthen Engagement and Partnerships with Aboriginal Communities and Organisations.

People, Policy and Planning

Strategy Area Strategic Goals
Indigenous Workforce Strategy
  1. Increase number of Indigenous staff at UWA.
Indigenous governance
  1. Ensure Indigenous engagement in decision-making.
Cultural Competency
  1. Develop relevant cultural training programs for al UWA staff.
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