An Indigenous Cultural Competency Pilot Activity
University: The University of Western Australia
Project Leader: Professor Jill Milroy, School of Indigenous Studies
Project Summary: The University of Western Australia has identified cultural competency, with a strong emphasis on Indigenous issues, as a critical attribute for a global university striving for international excellence. Indigenous Dialogues will develop an cultural competency `kit' including teaching and learning protocols, cultural policy and a curriculum development framework. Use of the kit will be piloted across four university sites: one faculty, the Albany combined universities site, an early-career academics group and a group of broader staff. Each of these groups will participate in two workshops and an experiential exercise delivered in partnership with local Aboriginal communities. The project includes a comprehensive evaluation and dissemination of learnings across the higher education sector.