Equity and Diversity

Achievement

Goal: Graduation and employment

Deakin University assists students with disability to succeed in their study and make a successful transition to employment or further study.

    Strategies

  1. Increase the number of students with disability making a successful transition to work or further study.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Assisting:
    Pro Vice-Chancellors
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing
  2. Respond to the specific needs of students with disability through careers and employment services.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing
  3. Consider the needs of students with disability in part-time and casual employment services, study abroad and work experience programs.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing

Goal: Staff retention and career development

Deakin University staff with disability experience equitable career development opportunities.

    Strategy

  1. Ensure that staff members with disability can access career development opportunities and are included in succession planning initiatives.

    Responsible: Vice-President (Enterprise)
    Assisting:
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing

Goal: Satisfaction

People with disability report high levels of satisfaction with their involvement at Deakin University.

    Strategy

  1. Monitor and collect data on the satisfaction of staff with disability in relation to their employment and address issues identified.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Assisting:
    Vice-President (Enterprise)
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing
  2. Monitor and collect data on the satisfaction of students with disability in relation to their Deakin experience and address issues identified.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing

Goal: Progress of Disability Action Plan

Deakin regularly monitors progress on implementing the Disability Action Plan and updates it as appropriate.

    Strategy

  1. Develop action plans for each Executive portfolio, monitor progress and update them annually.

    Responsible: all Executive
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing
  2. Provide support to all areas to implement the Disability Action Plan.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing
  3. Report annually to the Planning and Resources Committee on progress of the Disability Action Plan.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Assisting:
    all Executive
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing
  4. Update the Disability Action Plan as appropriate in response to the needs of people with disability and relevant policy and regulatory changes.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing

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12th October 2011