Papers & Presentations

Papers & Presentations

UCA Forum 2017

Forum 2017: Leaders and Partners in Changing the Course

We were delighted with the response to our Forum, held in Brisbane, 28 & 29 September.  With 58 attendees, we worked together to share best practice initiatives and achieve good practice in the provision of safe, supportive and inclusive colleges and halls of residence.  Forum presentations, in the order that they appeared on the Program, are listed below.  See the Program and the Photo Gallery.  See the Presentations below: 

Thursday 28 September:

The first day was designed to be practical whilst meeting the policy imperatives in the context of the AHRC recommendations.  Key speakers were as follows:

 “CHANGE THE COURSE” Report – Setting the Scene

  • Dr Renee Hamilton, Policy Director, Strategic Initiatives, Universities Australia: see the summary and presentation
  • Ms Natasha de Silva, Australian Human Rights Commission: see the summary
  • Professor Joanne Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Queensland: see the summary and presentation

Culture, Gender and Diversity

  • Ms Julie McKay, Lead Partner Diversity & Inclusion, PwC Australia and Chair, The Women’s College, The University of Sydney and Advisor to the ADF on Cultural Change: see the summary

Residential Communities Context – “Re-think Program”

  • Mr Stephen Foley, Head of College & Chief Executive, St Leo’s College and Rev. Dr Anita Monro, Principal, Grace College, The University of Queensland: see the summary and presentation

Response from UCA – ‘Change the Course’ Working Party on contributing factors, response best practice, and resources in relation to sexual assault and sexual harassment in university student residential settings: see the Working Group presentations


Friday 28 September:

Workshop – Alcohol Harm Minimisation: Best Practice, Policies and Resources: see the Working Group presentations

Red Frogs presentation – Mr Andy Gourley: see Red Frogs’ response to the AHRC’s  ‘Change the Course’ Report here and Andy’s presentation here

Healthy Minds Program – Dr Tom Nehmy, Clinical Psychologist: see Tom Nehmy’s Take Away Messages and Wellbeing Wheel Poster


2016 Second Collegiate Way International Conference

The UCA biennial Conference 2016 combined with the Second Collegiate Way International Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, from 13 to 17 November 2016.  Visit the Conference website at http://collegiateway2016.com.au/  

A full list of presentations and an alphabetical list of presenters, including a biography and abstract can be accessed here.

A list of papers and presentations submitted to the Conference to date:

  1. Honors Collegiate Way: Excellence, Innovation & Engagement: Dr Francois Amar
  2. Seizing the potential of globally based post-graduates for the global context: Dr Kerry Bennett
  3. Ustinov College Global Citizenship Programme: Dr Rebecca Bouveng
  4. The Collegiate Way: questions for a new college – Prof. Tim Burt
  5. First Year at Jane: Dr Helen Cameron
  6. A Learning Community and a Home of Possibilities: Presentations from Tembusu College, National University of Singapore – Assoc. Prof. Greg Clancey, Dr Margaret Tan, Dr Kelvin Pang, Dr Catelijne Coopmans and Dr Kuan Yee Han 
  7. Welfare structures and responses to alcohol and other drug use in residential university colleges in the United Kingdom – a field study
    Report to University Colleges Australia, Author: Dr Tim Corney, UCA Inaugural Deans Leadership Grant holder, 2016 and view Tim’s presentation here
  8. Creating an innovation hub, creating a shift in thinking: Ms Fiona Crowe
  9. Piloting Apps: A College’s response to student mental health needs – Miss Jane Dove
  10. Collegiality, Compromise & Cooperation: A Canadian Perspective on Striking a Balance between Centralised University Services & College Autonomy – Dr Michael Eamon & Ms Melanie Sedge
  11. ‘Civi Et Republicae’: The Residential College and the ‘Architecture of Democracy’ in the Civic University: Professor Keith Gaddie
  12. The ‘New’ Colleges: Mr Trevor Hamilton, Nettleton Tribe Architects
  13. Residential College Self-Governance as an incubator for leadership and problem solving: Prof. John Hutchinson
  14. Engendering systemic and cultural leadership practices in residential college communities: the Global Leadership Program at International House: Dr Bradley Kunda
  15. Alcohol Use & Harm Minimisation among Australian University Students: Dr Rose Leontini
  16. Alumni & Philanthropy: Mr Jim O’Brien, Senior Consultant, AskRIGHT
  17. ANU A Collegiate University: Ms Lynda Mathey
  18. Wellbeing and Mental Health: Moderator, Mr David Segal
  19. ‘What makes a good college?’: Student Panel

2015 Forum

The UCA Forum, ‘Better Leaders, Better Collegiate Life’ -Colleagues, Challenges & Conversations, was held at University House, Australian National University from 30 September to 2 October.  See the full programme.

  1. National Census of University Student Accommodation Providers 2014
    Presentation by Peter McDonald at the UCA Forum, Canberra 2015. This slideshow should be viewed in the context of the full Report which contains a more complete description of the information sources used to prepare the slides and further notes on the slides.
  2. Alcohol Use and Harm Minimisation among Australian University Students (AHMS Project) An Australian Research Council (Linkage) Project, Final Report for University Colleges Australia  This report, compiled by Associate Professor Toni Schofield, presents findings from a research project conducted between 2011-2014 to investigate alcohol use and harm minimisation among Australian university students in both residential-college and non-college settings.
  3. “Social Stuff” and Institutional Micro-Processes: Alcohol Use by Students in Australian University Residential Colleges
    This article reports the findings from a study on alcohol consumption among undergraduate university students living in residential colleges in Australia.
  4. ‘Just choose the easy option’: students talk about alcohol use and social influence
    This paper examines how, for young people, social influences are bound up with issues of drinking and identity.

2014 Conference

  1. Dr Damian Powell, Principal, Janet Clarke Hall – The Australian Defence Force Academy “Skype sex scandal”: lessons on leadership and ethics
    At Easter time 2011 the Australian Defence Force Academy was drawn into obloquy through student sexual misconduct.  In the wake of damaging media coverage, various committee of enquiries were established to consider and address cultural issues at ADFA and across the wider Australian Defence Force.  Damian Powell served as a member of the expert panel assisting Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Liz Broderick’s reviews into the treatment of women at ADFA, and into the treatment of women across the ADF.  He explores these events with an eye to these questions: What are the lessons to be learned for those of us who attempt to provide leadership in a university setting?  What are the challenges around values, and practices, in terms of our engagement with student culture?
  2. State/Territory Reports: Dr Ian Walker – ACT  

2012 Conference

  1. The Hon Sharon Bird, Parliamentary Secretary For Higher Education And Skills – Introductory speech  With Australia’s universities becoming more socially inclusive than ever before, the Government is providing broad spectrum support to the sector so its students can make the most of a terrific, life-changing opportunity. The role of university colleges and other residences in the equation cannot be under-estimated.
  2. Dr Helen Szoke, Race Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission  In 2011, there were over 550 000 international student enrolments Australia. Helen Szoke spoke of the challenges facing international students and the mission of the Australian Human Rights Commission to lead the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia by making human rights values part of everyday life and language, and empowering all people to understand and exercise their human rights.
  3. HE Biren Nanda, High Commissioner of India to Australia, The International Student Experience – An Indian Perspective  Summarises the concerns expressed by Indian student and how Australian universities can improve the international student experience.
  4. Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Education as Belonging in a Virtual World  Explores funding opportunities and instabilities in relation to:
    • Local, national and global competition
    • Disciplinary autonomy
    • Asset optimisation and upgrades
    • Attracting, challenging and retaining students and staff
    • Environmental footprint
    • Equity and diversity
  5. Professor Bruce Chapman AM – Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU & ‘author’ of HECS, Understanding HECS Charges: Theory, Historical and International Experience and Reflections on the Future  Outlines the impact of HECs on students and provides reflections on its future.