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University Equity Committees

Terms of Reference

The University Equity Committee operates within the broader context of the University’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity frameworks. The Committee will work to enact these principles by:

  • proposing measures to address inequality and systemic disadvantage at the University and promoting cultural change;
  • defining a body of work annually, to contribute to the realisation of the University’s People Strategy, Athena Swan SAGE commitments and other Inclusion, Diversity and Equity frameworks;
  • receiving and analysing reports on progress towards our equity and diversity goals.

The Committee will draw on the significant expertise in the University relating to diversity and equity and will provide a forum for discussion and generation of ideas and initiatives to support a culture of respect, diversity and inclusivity within the University.  The Committee will assist in formulating, sharing and disseminating good practice, university-wide. The full Terms of Reference (PDF 148.3 KB) is available to view.

Executive Sponsor

The Executive Sponsor for the Committee is the Provost, who will notify key initiatives to the University Executive Team as appropriate.

Committee Membership

Chair, Provost (or nominee); Professor Margaret Otlowski Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture, Wellbeing and Sustainability)

Deputy Chair, nominee of the Equity Steering Group;

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership;

Chief People Officer

Chairs of College Gender/Equity Committees or equivalent (CALE, CoSE, CoBE, CH&M, UC);

Two members drawn from across the Divisions (Academic, Research, COO, Global, Office of the VC);

Ally Leadership Group representative;

Disability representative;

The President, TUSA;

A postgraduate student representative.

Please contact the Organisational Design and Development Team for further information on the on the University Equity Committee.

College Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committees (CIDEC)

Each of the Colleges has its own Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee (referred to as CIDECs). A primary goal for each of the CIDECs is to meet the unique IDE needs of its College. Each of the College CIDECs has its own Terms of Reference, you can view these below.  The University Equity Committee Network document (PDF 64.4 KB) will explain the interaction between the University Equity Committee and the College Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committees and their respective roles and how they work together to comprise the University Equity Committee Network.

College of Arts, Law and Education - Chair Professor Jan McDonald Terms of Reference (PDF 137.9 KB) CALE CIDEC

College of Business and Economics - Chair Professor Lisa McManus Terms of Reference (PDF 61.3 KB) COBE CIDEC

College of Health and Medicine - Chair Professor Lisa Foa Terms of Reference (PDF 173.7 KB) CoHM CIDEC

College of Sciences and Engineering - Chair Professor Caroline Mohammed Terms of Reference (PDF 124.3 KB) COSE CIDEC