Objective 1: Encourage people with disabilities to apply for courses and provide appropriate facilities and services

 Success Indicators:

  • Access and participation rates of students with disabilities improve.
  • Inherent requirements of courses, including any that are specific to work placements or subsequent employment opportunities, are clearly articulated.
  • Students with disabilities are visible and valued within the University community and Flinders is perceived externally as an ‘inclusive’ study environment.
  • Staff and students engaged in promotional and support activities with prospective and new students are appropriately trained and informed with respect to the University’s policies with respect to students with disabilities.

 

Strategies Responsibility delegated to Targets Timeframe
Review University promotional material provided to prospective students, careers advisers, secondary schools, overseas agents etc to ensure that it gives sufficient prominence to University policy relating to students with disabilities, and services available to students with disabilities

Director, Student Recruitment

Executive Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications

Executive Director, International Centre

Disability Advisors

Review of promotional material undertaken, and redrafted as necessary Annually – prior to the start of teaching
Course-specific promotional material to make specific reference to inherent requirements or other issues which may be of concern to prospective students with disabilities, eg mode of delivery, work placement or fieldwork requirements, and future employment limitations

Deputy Vice Chancellor  (Academic)

Faculty General Managers

Executive Director, International Centre

Course Coordinators

Disability Advisors

Review of existing material undertaken, and redrafted as necessary 2018
Ensure that front-line enquiry staff in Student Centre and Faculty/School Offices, and all staff representing the University at joint Universities/TAFE Information Days, Open Days, Education Fairs etc, are fully conversant with
Flinders Disability Policy, and particularly the University’s legal obligations and the Principle of Reasonable Adjustment or Accommodation

Director, Student Recruitment

Executive Director, International Centre

Faculty General Managers

Course Coordinators

All staff involved in recruitment and/or new student enrolment appropriately trained December 2014, and annually thereafter
Maintain capacity to give special consideration to applications for admission from people with disabilities

Director, Student Recruitment

Increase in number of students with declared disabilities gaining access to Flinders  Ongoing
Enrolment packages and the SATAC Guide to include reference to the University’s Disability Policy and the principle of Reasonable Adjustment or Accommodations

Deputy Vice Chancellor  (Academic)

Director, Student Recruitment

 

Material reviewed and revised where necessary Ongoing