Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.78 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

UQ has several diversity and equity committees at all levels of the organisation. The most senior committee is The Senate Committee for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion which covers both staff and student issues. Each Faculty, and many schools and institutes, Institute also have an Equity and Diversity Committee which considers both staff and student diversity.

All staff (both academic and non-academic) complete mandatory Equity Training during induction and then after every two years of employment. Information about the training can be found here:

https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-and-inclusion-programs-and-training/equal-opportunity-online-training

More information on diversity and equity for new students is online
https://my.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/student-support/diversity-disability-inclusion


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

In addition to Equal Opportunity online training, a variety of training packages have been developed and delivered to UQ staff to enhance their skills and knowledge of diversity, inclusion and support. These programs are developed and delivered by Student Services and Human Resources, with training records kept, these include:
• Health/disability support for students
• Supporting students with mental health conditions
• Mental Health First Aid
• Mental Health First Aid Refresher
• Skills for Suicide Prevention
• Autism in the university context
• Managing a diverse team
• Staff disability inclusion workshop
• Discrimination and Harassment Contact Officer (DHCO) training
• DHCO refresher
• Ally Workshop
• Managing Unconscious Bias
• Cultural Competency
• Mentor leadership training for students
• Library accessibility and study hacks module

Many courses are available through the University's online training, (requires a University login to access)
https://learn.uq.edu.au

https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-and-inclusion-programs-and-training/cultural-competence-program

https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-and-inclusion-programs-and-training/managing-unconscious-bias-program

https://web.library.uq.edu.au/research-tools-techniques/digital-essentials/accessibility-study-hacks


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Further information on UQ's Diversity and Inclusion programs can be found online:
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity
Please follow the Diversity and inclusion tabs on the right hand drop-down menu to the following which also have many more links to further programs:
- Our commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion
- Diversity and inclusion programs and training
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Cultural and linguistic diversity
- Disability
- Discrimination, harassment and bullying
- Gender
- Sexuality, gender and sex
- Work and caring responsibilities

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