At the University of Tasmania we value a University community where ALL staff and students can contribute freely to a vibrant and productive social and work environment. We have gathered together a number of resources which will assist you to make this happen.
The Essentials Training Package
The Essentials Training package offers self-paced online resources for our staff on how we work together as a community.
The University Learning and Development Portal, LinkedIn Learning is accessible to all staff using their University login details and it also provides a useful introduction to the concept of Unconscious Bias. The 25 minute course can be accessed online. You can also take the Implicit Association Test, as another way of increasing your awareness of unconscious bias.
New Community of Practice for Neurodivergent Staff at UTAS
This new Community of Practice will be a place to share knowledge, develop skills and engage with professional development for neurodivergent staff at the University of Tasmania.
We will have a practical focus on strategies, adjustments, communication and innovation. This CoP has a growth mindset and is inclusive of all perspectives.
Please contact the CoP at email@example.com if you are interested in joining us.
A number of policies support and enable our inclusion, diversity and equity commitments.
Diversity Council of Australia
The University is a member of the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA), this enables all staff access to the DCA's extensive range of free or discounted services, research findings, toolkits, advice, networks and events. All staff may access DCA's resources through the Members Only area of their website by setting up an individual account using your University email address. You may also sign up to DCA e-communications including the fortnightly Diversity Matters Update and members-only quarterly journal Research Matters.
Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA)
The University of Tasmania has an institutional membership for Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA), enabling all staff to activate membership at no personal cost.
EPHEA plays an integral role in championing diversity and inclusion in Higher Education in Australia and New Zealand. It also provides an important source of connection and support for Equity Practitioners across the sector, with opportunities to connect such as online professional development sessions and their bi-annual conference. The Tasmanian Chapter promotes initiatives to support and embed equitable practices at the University, and welcomes new members in any professional or academic role.
If you have any questions, please contact the Tasmanian Chapter co-convenors, Darlene.McLennan@utas.edu.au and Amelia.Dowe@utas.edu.au.