The CDIP Toolkit is a core resource designed to assist all members of the Flinders University community, promote mutually respectful relationships and translate the university's policies and intentions into practice.

The Toolkit is designed to support staff in monitoring their own practice for strengths and identifying areas for development. It is not a prescriptive, fixed set of practices. It can be used by individuals for self-reflection or by small groups to facilitate discussions about:
• reflecting on current practice
• obtaining colleague / student feedback
• planning
• review and evaluation.

Summary Brochure (PDF 190KB)

The Toolkit consists of the following information which can be used by staff and students throughout the University:

General Information

These folios provide General information across all core activity areas about specific topics relating to cultural diversity. They can be used by all staff and students across the university who wish to reflects on their current practices and/or review and evaluate their cultural competencies.

University Community

The University Community folios contain strategies and suggestions for enhancing inclusive practices in the social setting at the University. They offer self-assessment tools to assist the reader to reflect on and evaluate current practices and provide links to other resources available. These are useful for staff and students who organise social or sporting events or venues which host such events.

Leadership and Administration

The Leadership and Administration folios contain strategies and suggestions for enhancing inclusive practices in administrative environments. They offer self-assessment tools to assist the reader to reflect on and evaluate current practices and provide links to other resources available. These are particularly helpful for administrative staff and supervisors, and staff in front line positions who respond to student enquiries.

Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning folios contain strategies and suggestions for enhancing inclusive practices in teaching environments. They offer self-assessment tools to assist the reader to reflect on and evaluate current practices and provide links to other resources available. These are aimed at providing teaching staff with the skills to create and maintain culturally inclusive classrooms and curriculum.

Research

The Research folios contain strategies and suggestions for enhancing inclusive practices in research environments. They offer self-assessment tools to assist the reader to reflect on and evaluate current practices and provide links to other resources available. These are aimed at providing research staff with culturally inclusive research and supervision skills.

Religious Identities

The Religious Identities folios contain information about specific religious identities present at Flinders University. These are useful for all staff and students who wish to understand and learn about Flinders University's rich religious profile.

Develop your own folio

Individuals or study groups are encouraged to develop a folio relevant to their individual work area, based on their experience, study requirements, and responses to the self-assessment tools provided.

Refer to writing a new folio for tips on how to develop a folio.

Obtaining a CDIP Toolkit license

The Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Practice Toolkit is available under license from Flinders University. The license provides all materials that can be customised to suit the needs and branding of partner institutions.

As licensed institutions and Flinders University develop further folios, these will be disseminated across partners via this website. To purchase a CDIP licence, please email cdip@flinders.edu.au.