In September 2016 Flinders embarked upon its Athena SWAN project in its quest for bronze accreditation. It is a participant in the second cohort of Australian institutions undertaking the rigorous assessment process.
Flinders is assessing its performance across areas such as workforce gender diversity, promotions, leadership opportunities and training, parenting support and leave, Indigenous employment, disability support, LGBTIQ, cultural and linguistic diversity, and student diversity by forensically examining data from across the University to demonstrate our actions and identify where further work is needed.
Flinders has established a Governance Group to guide the process, several working parties to manage feedback from across the University and provide input to the university submission, and a Self-Assessment Team to analyse its overall performance and map out a plan for future improvements.
The 23 member Self-Assessment Team is co-chaired by Professor Alison Kitson and Professor Mike Kyrios, and includes representatives from across our portfolios and six Colleges to gather, analyse and present the evidence in our submission for bronze accreditation.