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SECTION 2

SUPPORTING STRATEGIES

Supporting Strategies (People and Resources)

Relates to

Disability Standards for Education 2005 - Part 7: Standards for student support services Disability Standards for Education 2005 - Part 8: Standards for harassment and victimisation

Desired outcomes

  • 1.

    A staff profile that reflects the diversity of the University’s students and the general community.

  • 2.

    Informed staff aware of their rights and responsibilities under the legislation and able to contribute to the development of an inclusive

learning environment.

  • 3.

    Well-resourced specialist services to coordinate support for students with disabilities and provide support to staff.

  • 4.

    Policies and procedures to address student grievances and complaints about harassment and discrimination

Strategies

Responsibility

Timeframe

People: Staff

Reviews of any University plan, strategies, policies and related guidelines should always involve consideration of disability-related issues and allow for consultation with people with disabilities whenever possible

Ensure that HR policies and procedures continue to comply with legislation in relation to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities.

DVC Academic DVC Research PVC, Learning and Student Outcomes PVC, Administration Academic Registrar Director HR

Ongoing

Ongoing

Ensure that training programs and resources for staff involved in recruitment, selection and promotion of staff cover topics and issues associated with the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities. Ensure induction of senior staff, particularly those with responsibilities for implementation of strategies associated with the Plan includes reference to Disability Action Plan.

Ensure induction programs for new staff, general and academic, develop an understanding of the relevant legislation and policies and procedures as well as their rights and responsibilities.

Director HR

Director HR Principal Adviser, Equity, Diversity and Strategic HR Planning Principal Adviser, Student Equity Director HR Director GIHE

Ongoing

Ongoing

Commencing 2008

Griffith University Disability Action Plan: Final

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