27 - 28 June, 2018| Bayview Eden, Melbourne, VIC

Dr Rachel Wilson

Belonging Capability
RMIT University


1:50 PM Case Study: Design and Implementation of the RMIT Belonging Strategy

As an ethos, belonging is highly applicable to the higher education sector, and work within RMIT and the sector more broadly has identified that generating a sense of belonging for students has significant positive impact on transition and retention, learning outcomes, engagement, wellbeing and organizational advocacy. Positioning students as central to the RMIT community, the RMIT Belonging Strategy identified “belonging and social connectedness” as vital to their experience. The RMIT Belonging Strategy is an enterprise wide approach to ensuring meaningful, long-term change that can be used in a global environment, but is detailed to the specific context of RMIT. The strategy identified and tested five student drivers that inform student belonging at the university, and proposed a measurement framework to form an ‘index’ of belonging that can be tracked and reported using existing university data sets. This session presents a roadmap of the process:


  • How to Identify and test student drivers
  • Constructing a measurement framework for a trackable index of belonging
  • Implementation; successes and lessons learned


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