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IDEA Committee

The College of Business and Economics has established the IDEA Committee to support objectives that relate to inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA). The IDEA Committee will help facilitate the operation and implementation of IDEA initiatives set by the ANU IDEA Oversight Committee.

Terms of reference

The ANU is committed to achieving equity and working toward this objective for the benefit of Australian Society (ANU Strategic Plan 2017-2021). In parallel, the ANU is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse work and study environment.

The College of Business and Economics has established the IDEA Committee to support objectives that relate to inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA)1. The IDEA Committee will help facilitate the operation and implementation of IDEA initiatives set by the ANU IDEA Oversight Committee.

Role

The Committee will develop and oversee the implementation of strategies and policies relating to inclusion, diversity, equity and access within the College. In particular, the committee will:

  • propose and develop College-wide policies that support IDEA;
  • discuss matters brought forward by members of the College in relation to IDEA;
  • promote and initiate broader discussion about IDEA within the College;
  • make recommendations to the College Executive Committee about improving IDEA in the CBE community.

The Committee’s responsibilities in relation to IDEA are:

  1. develop, implement and monitor College wide policies and action plans related to the Gender Equity Action Plan, the Healthy University Strategy and Action Plan inclusive of the Mental Health Action Plan, the Disability Action Plan and the Social Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan;
  2. prioritise IDEA activity;
  3. advocate for IDEA within the College community;
  4. provide feedback to the College Executive Committee about IDEA policies, programs and services.

Membership

  • College Dean (Ex Officio);
  • College General Manager (Ex Officio);
  • College Human Resources Manager (Ex Officio);
  • College Director of Students and Learning (Ex Officio);
  • An academic representative from each Research School;
  • A CBE professional staff member from the CBE Central Administration;
  • A representative from the CBE Workplace Health and Safety and Infrastructure team;
  • A higher degree research (HDR) student representative.

The Chair will be appointed by the Dean from the above membership.

Members will be appointed for up to two years and are eligible for re-appointment. An appointed member may resign from the Committee by informing the Chair in writing.

CBE Research School Directors have an open invitation to attend Committee meetings.

Schedule of meetings and reporting

The Committee will meet four times per year on dates determined by the Committee.

The Committee will report to the CBE Executive Committee as appropriate. The meeting minutes from the CBE IDEA Committee will be included in the CBE Executive Committee papers. Recommendations from the Committee will be submitted to the CBE Executive Committee for consideration.

The Committee Chair will engage through a facilitated sharing of practice network and attend the ANU IDEA Oversight Committee twice a year to ensure effective reporting and communication across the IDEA Governance Framework.

Terms of reference last updated July 2019.

Please download a copy of the Terms of Reference.

[1] The Australian National University (ANU) Vice-Chancellor has established the IDEA Oversight Committee (“the Committee”) in accordance with section 18 of the Australian National University Act 1991. 

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Updated:   14 October 2019 / Responsible Officer:  CBE Communications and Outreach / Page Contact:  College Web Team