Equity and Diversity Committee

Equity and Diversity Committee Role

The Equity and Diversity Committee;

  • advises on strategies to meet the equity and cultural diversity legislative reporting obligations to both State and Federal agencies,
  • advises on institutional responses to equity and diversity policy initiatives taken by government and external agencies,
  • advises on equal opportunity, equity and cultural diversity impacts of the University's policies, practices and initiatives,
  • advises on strategies for improving access, participation, retention and success of students from equity target groups, particularly Indigenous Australians,
  • takes carriage of matters relating to disability including the implementation of the University's Disability Action Plan,
  • champions equity and diversity amongst staff and students,
  • provides a consultative mechanism for the university community about equity and diversity matters,
  • commissions research and considers reports on equity and diversity matters, and
  • considers and reports on any equity and diversity matter referred to the Committee by the Vice-Chancellor.

Equity & Diversity Committee Members

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) - Chair
Head, Equity and Diversity
Head, Counselling and Disability Support Services
Director, Student Administration Services
Director, Human Resources Services
Director, SCU International
Head, Coffs Harbour campus
Director, Teaching and Learning
Director, SCU College
Director, Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples
One representative from Gold Coast campus
One representative from Heads of Schools
One student representative

Equity & Diversity Committee Secretarial Support

Senior Equity & Diversity Officer Rob Cumings.

Equity & Diversity Committee Executive Officer

Head, Equity and Diversity  Nicola Best