Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.36
Liaison Ben Dharmendra
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Sydney
IN-9: Diversity and Equity Recognition

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Zoe Morrison
Strategy Advisor
Strategy Office
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Has the institution been formally recognized for leadership in diversity, equity, and/or inclusion during the previous three years by a national or international program? :

A brief description of the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:

As part of the University’s aim to promote gender equity in education we have gained the Bronze Award in the Athena SWAN accreditation, as part of our commitment to the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative.

The SAGE program promotes gender equity and diversity through assessing gender equality policies and practices and helping organisations establish ways to promote and retain women and gender minorities in their ranks.

During the SAGE process, which has been strategically supported and championed by the University’s senior leadership, the university developed and will implement an ambitious four-year, data-driven Action Plan to improve workplace culture for all staff.

Key areas of focus highlighted in the Action Plan include:
* increasing targeted recruitment of women and underrepresented groups at senior academic levels
* continuing our work towards a fair, equitable and transparent promotions process
* building on the excellent foundation of parental leave available to staff to remove remaining barriers to access and flexibility
* continuing our focus on improving workplace behaviours and institutional culture.

Documentation affirming the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:

Website URL where documentation affirming the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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