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2008/0016284

DISABILITY ACTION PLAN 2007 – 2011

GOALS

1. To remove barriers to access to and participation by people with disabilities in the learning and work environments at Griffith University. 2. To encourage and facilitate successful outcomes for students and staff with disabilities. INDICATORS The University’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2010 articulates the need to excel in the areas of teaching and learning and research. Within these areas specific indicators have been identified against which it will report. These indicators apply to all students, including those with disabilities. Strategies that will assist in achieving outcomes related to the following indicators will need to be developed by individual elements as part of the implementation of this Action Plan. Teaching and Learning S u c c e s s f o r s t u d e n t s w i t h d i s a b i l i t i e s w i l l b e a s s e s s e d a g a i n s t t h e a r e a s b e l o w , w i t h t h e t a r g e t b e i n g a n i n c r e m e n t a l i n c r e a s e i n e a c h .

  • Graduate outcomes

  • Retention

  • Participation in Work Integrated Learning

Research

  • RHD completions

  • Research output in terms of both quality and quantity (this relates to staff with disabilities as well as RHD students)

Supporting Strategies

  • People – quality and diversity

  • Physical facilities and information resources

  • Funding

STRUCTURE The Plan is divided into two sections that outline the strategies to be implemented, the responsible officers and an approximate timeframe for these strategies to be operationalised. The sections are based on the headings used to organise the University’s Strategic Plan, namely Core Activities and Supporting Strategies. Section 1 covers the Core Activities and uses the Phases of the Student Life Cycle Management concept as the organisers for the strategies. The specific part of the Disabilities Standards for Education 2005 relevant to each phase is highlighted. Section 2 covers the Supporting Strategies. In addition, initiatives that have already been implemented at the University are identified to provide further background against which to interpret specific strategies. These can be found in Appendix 4.

Griffith University Disability Action Plan: Final

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