Q: Who is responsible for equity and diversity issues at the University of Adelaide?
The University is committed to integrating the principles of equal opportunity, social justice and cultural diversity into its mainstream activities, and linking its equity goals directly to the faculty and central planning processes.
Each Faculty develops relevant initiatives that are consistent with the University's equity goals, with each Executive Dean having a responsibility for developing performance indicators and reporting performance against these indicators.
The Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee (GED) has nominated four immediate priorities for action in the University:
- improving the representation of women in the University, particularly in senior academic and management roles
- improving access, retention, participation and success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
- improving all aspects of the University's capacity for working well with staff and students with a disability
- improving support, particularly in regard to communication, cultural awareness and social issues for international students.
This record last updated Thursday, 26 April 2012 by Dannii Ellul