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Reflections from Senior Women Academics

Fredericks, Bronwyn & White, Nereda (2011) Reflections from Senior Women Academics. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 14(1), pp. 97-100.

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Abstract

The Tiddas Showin’ Up, Talkin’ Up and Puttin’ Up: Indigenous Women and Educational Leadership project was led by Flinders University in partnership with the Australian Catholic University through the Indigenous Higher Education Centres located in Adelaide (Yunggorendi First Nations Centre) and Brisbane (Weemala Indigenous Unit) (Bunda and White 2009).

At the beginning of the project, two levels of governance were established: a Circle of Senior Indigenous Women from the higher education sector, and a Steering Committee of Senior Executive Women from partner universities.

The Circle of Senior Indigenous Women included experts in the fields of learning and teaching, scholarship, administration and management, and community engagement. The Circle’s members were: • Professor Wendy Brady, Charles Darwin University • Dr Jackie Huggins, University of Queensland • Ms Angela Leitch, Education Queensland • Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Queensland
University of Technology • Dr Bronwyn Fredericks, Queensland University of Technology and Monash University

The Steering Committee members were: • Professor Gabrielle McMullen, Australian Catholic University • Professor Marie Emmit, Australian Catholic University • Professor Faith Trent, Flinders University • Dr Jane Robbins, Flinders University

The two levels of governance provided advice to the project leaders throughout the project. Three of these women share their reflections in this paper.

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ID Code: 39971
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, Tiddas, Women, Education, Leadership, Management, Senior Positions, Higher Education, University, HERN
ISSN: 1440-5202
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 04 May 2011 17:13
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2013 12:50

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