In Pursuit of Inclusive Access: A White Paper

The rapid expansion and diversification of higher education is creating a system under strain. As the makeup of the student cohort shifts and diversifies, the result has been falling student retention and completion rates right across the sector with one in three students dropping out of university. Where are things headed next? This paper explores why and how more Australian faculties are pursuing ‘inclusive access’ in an effort to lift engagement and empower student success.

What’s inside?

  • Emerging trends in Australian Higher Education and their impacts on the education system

  • Research on students’ attitude and behaviour regarding prescribed textbooks and the consequences on student engagement and success

  • Insights on how faculties in Australia aim to lift results and retention by pursuing the ‘inclusive access’ and blended learning models

  • The business case for the financial and reputational benefits to the institution


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