July 2019: final submission

The University’s commitment to pursuing equity and diversity is reflected in our new strategic plan, Future Making, especially in the Pillar to Excellence, A Magnet for Talent. Underpinning this pillar is our SAGE Athena SWAN Action Plan, which aligns with the Dornwell Gender Equity Framework and Reconciliation Action Plan.

Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN is a national program promoting equity and diversity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The University's Self-Assessment Team, chaired by Professor Eileen Scott, has submitted our application and Action Plan for the SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Thank you to those who provided helpful comments and suggestions on our draft application during March and April 2019. Feedback from individuals, committees, and networks across the University strengthened the documents prior to endorsement by the Academic Board and VCE.

We expect to be advised of the outcome by December 2019, following peer review by SAGE.