Athena SWAN Updates
Updates on the Athena SWAN program will be posted here as they become available.
- December 2018
The SAGE Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team held its last meeting of 2018 on 17 December to review the first complete draft of the University’s SAGE Athena SWAN application. The application is due to be submitted in July 2019.
A draft of the University’s 4-year SAGE action plan will be made available for consultation in early 2019.
- September 2018
The SAGE Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team (SAT) held its fourth meeting on 17 September.
Four sections of the application were reviewed: A Picture of the Institution; Key Career Transition Points: Academic Staff; Flexible Working and Managing Career Breaks; and Indigenous Australians.
The final draft of the Athena SWAN Institution Application (Bronze Award) will be reviewed in December by the Self-Assessment Team.
- June 2018
The SAGE Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team (SAT) held its third meeting on 18 June. Three sections of the application were reviewed: Career Development: Academic Staff, Supporting Transgender People, and Intersectionality. The University has various programs, awards and events available to support academic staff in progressing their careers. For information on institutional and faculty-specific initiatives click here.
- April 2018
The Self-Assessment Team (SAT) held its second meeting on 9 April. Two sections of the application were reviewed: Organisation and Culture, and The Self-Assessment Process.
The SAGE Core Project Team continues to meet monthly to manage administrative and organisational aspects of the project. The SAT Chair and SAGE Project Officer visited the Roseworthy Campus in February to meet with staff to discuss the SAGE accreditation
program,and attended a Regional Network Meeting in March with other SA SAGE cohort 2 and 3 members (Flinders University, University of South Australia, SAHMRI and Defence Science and Technology Group).
- February 2018
The Self-Assessment Team (SAT) held its inaugural meeting on 12 February. The timeline for preparing the application and application template
werereviewed. The communication strategy was discussed and the importance of communication across the University, within STEMM and non-STEMM faculties as well as the Divisions, was emphasised.
To support the SAT, the University has also formed a SAGE Core Project Team, which will manage administrative and organisational aspects of the project. The SAT chair, Eileen Scott, the SAGE project officer, Sandra Elias, and other members of the Core Project Team have taken part in several workshops with SAGE to become familiar with the components of a good application.