Diversity and Inclusion
Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2020-2024
The University of Adelaide is excited to launch the new Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) – 2020-2024. The plan has been approved at the last VCE meeting of 2020. Together with the Annual Implementation Action Plan the DIAP will further improve and strengthen the University’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community.
Pursuing an agenda of equity and inclusion within our University community.
The University of Adelaide was founded in 1874 with a noble goal: to prepare, for South Australia, young leaders shaped by education, rather than birth or wealth, in a settlement free of old-world social and religious inequalities.
The University’s Strategic Plan, Future Making, shaping the University’s trajectory through to its 150th year and beyond, is explicit in the University’s commitment to diversify its student cohort, with greater access and equity, and in valuing our staff. This is reinforced by the Staff Values and Behaviour Framework.
The University addresses structural and cultural impediments to diversity and inclusion through its various action plans (Yangadlitya – Reconciliation Action Plan, the Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), and the Dornwell Framework – staff gender equity strategy), the implementation of which are promoted and supported by working parties and monitored by the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive.