UWA’s application for SAGE Athena SWAN Gender Equity Accreditation was unsuccessful – Why?

What you may not know is that UWA’s Athena SWAN submission, prepared under the leadership of Prof Carolyn Oldham, was, after being endorsed by Academic Board, substantially revised by SPP and HR before being submitted to SAGE. The final submission contained an Action Plan that differed significantly from the version produced and endorsed by the SAT and Academic Board, the SAT’s proposed Gender Equity Index was not included in the submission despite being endorsed by Academic Board, and the outcomes of the consultation processes were also missing. Tellingly, the original submission is being used as a positive exemplar by Athena SWAN trainers, while the revised submission failed to meet the requirements for Bronze status. Read more here

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