University Access & Equity Committee

The University Access & Equity Committee advises the Vice-Chancellor and the University Executive on the quality and standard of student access and equity at ANU and on major issues of access, equity and community relevant to the University's strategic plans and overarching policy.

Terms of reference

The Committee will advise the Vice-Chancellor and the Executive on:

  • matters relating to the quality and standard of student access and equity at the University
  • major issues of access, equity and community relevant to the University's strategic plans and overarching policy
  • any matter referred to the Committee by the Vice-Chancellor, the Chair of the Committee or a member of the University Executive.

The Committee, in carrying out its role, is to:

  • consider the development and review of the University's policies and plans in relation to access, equity and community, including the Access and Equity Operational Plan, and make recommendations as appropriate;
  • advise on the coordination of the University's access and equity agenda;
  • consider and advise on the University's access and equity activities;
  • hold an annual forum for staff and students to canvass access and equity issues from across the University community; and
  • receive and consider reports from the Gender Oversight and Reconciliation Action Plan Committees and the Disabilities Working Group.

Members

Category Member Term expiry
Pro Vice-Chancellor (University Experience), Chair Professor Richard Baker
Ex-officio
Deputy Chair Ms Lynda Mathey
24 Mar 2017
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Research Training) Ex-officio
Dean of Students Professor Paula Newitt
Ex-officio
Registrar (Student Life) or nominee Ms Lynda Mathey
Ex-officio
Deputy Director, Access, Inclusion & Wellbeing or nominee Ms Tania Willis
Ex-officio
Director, Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre or nominee Ms Anne Martin
Ex-officio
Head, University Counselling and Health Centre or nominee Ms Carolyn Farrar
Ex-officio
Manager, Access and Inclusion or nominee Ms Julie Harrison
Ex-officio
Director, Human Resources or nominee Dr Nadine White
Ex-officio
Director, Facilities and Services or nominee Ms Christine Allard
Nominee: Ms Joanne Fitzpatrick
Ex-officio
Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions or nominee Ms Angela Watkins
Nominee: Ms Sarah Hawkins
Ex-officio
Chief Information Officer, ITS, or nominee Ms Karen Hill
Nominee: Ms Nicole Black
Ex-officio
President of the Postgraduate and Research Students' Association Inc or nominee Nominee: Ms Elaine Zhang 31 May 2016
President of the Australian National University Students' Association Inc or nominee Nominee: Ms Clodagh O'Doherty 30 Nov 2016
1 member of the Executive of each ANU College, with responsibility for College access and equity initiatives, to be nominated by the Dean of the College and appointed by the Chair Dr Johanna Rendle-Short
ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
31 Dec 2016
Professor Veronica Taylor
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
31 Dec 2016
Associate Professor Keturah Whitford
ANU College of Business & Economics
22 Jul 2017
Dr Steve Lee
ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science
16 Aug 2017
Professor Donald Rothwell
ANU College of Law
31 Dec 2016
Associate Professor Anna Cowan
ANU College of Health & Medicine and ANU College of Science
31 Dec 2017
Not more than 2 additional members appointed by the Chair of the Committee to provide a diversity of views if the Chair believes the current membership of the Committee does not reflect the academic and cultural diversity of the University Vacant

Meetings

2016
Date & location
Monday 18 Apr, 1pm
Allan Barton Forum (Building 26)
Thursday 26 May, 10am
Mills Room, Chancelry Building (10)
Wednesday 21 Sep, 10am
Mills Room, Chancelry Building (10)
Wednesday 23 Nov, 10am
Mills Room, Chancelry Building (10)