Equity and Diversity

Aspiration

Goal: Planning, policies and quality assurance

Planning, policy and quality assurance processes address the needs of people with disability in relation to all aspects of University life.

    Strategies

  1. Promote the Disability Action Plan to students, staff and the wider community.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Timeline: 2012
  2. Consider the needs of people with disability when reviewing and developing Deakin policies, procedures and guidelines.

    Responsible: Chief Financial Officer
    Timeline: 2012 and ongoing
  3. Seek input from people with disability and/or relevant stakeholders when making decisions that may impact people with disability.

    Responsible: all Executive
    Timeline: 2012 and ongoing
  4. Collect information from and about people with disability at Deakin and use it to contribute to planning and improvement processes.

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

Goal: University culture

Deakin University has an inclusive culture that values diversity, prevents discrimination and harassment, and provides a fair and safe environment for students, staff and visitors.

    Strategies

  1. Ensure that Deakin's strategic directions clearly articulate the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Timeline: 2012 and ongoing
  2. Promote Deakin as an inclusive environment for all people with disability – students, staff and visitors.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and Development)
    Assisting: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Timeline: 2012 and ongoing
  3. Provide training and support to all staff to increase confidence and knowledge about inclusive practices, particularly in relation to people with disability.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Assisting: Vice- President (Enterprise)
    Timeline: 2012 and ongoing
  4. Provide training and support to all staff on discrimination and harassment policies and procedures.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Timeline: 2012 and ongoing
  5. Develop and implement strategies to improve the mental health and wellbeing of staff and students.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Assisting: Vice- President (Enterprise)
    Timeline: by 2015

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Goal: Partnership

Deakin University is regarded as a key partner by the community in improving outcomes for people with disability.

    Strategies

  1. Actively contribute to government and community initiatives relevant to people with disability.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Assisting: Vice- President (Enterprise)
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing
  2. Promote Deakin's research in the disability and health sectors and explore further opportunities for partnerships.

    Responsible: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
    Assisting:
    Pro Vice-Chancellors, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    Timeline:
    2012 and ongoing

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12th October 2011