disability-related issues associated with the transnational delivery of programs;
access to information about scholarships and the application process and providing input into the process of assessing applications
from students with disabilities and monitoring the outcomes from the scholarship process;
providing resources and assistance to students with disabilities seeking graduate employment;
allocation of appropriate resources (people and financial);
the development of appropriately qualified and skilled staff to support students with disabilities – such as sign language interpreters;
improvements in communication about the Disability Action Plan to all staff, particularly to responsible officers.
Lists of inclusive practices implemented by Griffith University as part of the Disability Action Plan 2000 – 2004 and of consultations conducted for the development of this new Plan can be found in Appendices 4 and 5.
Other Relevant Reviews In the period since the development of the University’s first Disability Action Plan a number of external and internal reviews have taken place that have focussed on the quality of the educational services delivered to students. Service provision by the Disabilities Service has been included in each of these reviews.
Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) Audit
Academic Administration External Review
Student Services Evaluations
In 2003, the University underwent an audit by AUQA. The Panel made the following comment about the University’s Disabilities Service. The Disabilities Service was particularly mentioned positively by some students met by the Panel. It has been found to be a highly responsive and supportive service by these students. (p. 32)
More recently there has been an External Review of Academic Administration, the organisational element to which Student Equity Services, in Student Services belongs.
Griffith University Disability Action Plan: Final