university equity committee

University Equity Committee

The University Equity Committee is a formal advisory committee of the University. The Committee provides leadership and oversight of CDU’s performance in relation to equity, diversity, and social inclusion for staff and students. Under the University Equity Committee Terms of Reference (PDF 79KB) the Committee meets four times a year and provides reports to the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Board, Academic Board, and Council.


Please note: membership is currenty  under rview as of July 2016.

Ms Judith Austin, Manager, Equity Services, ex officio
Douglas Bell, Head of School Academic Language and Learning, ex officio
Mr George Lambrinidis, Head of School Academic Language and Learning, ex officio
Edwina Grose, Director Student Administration & Equity Services
Ms Vibeke Foss, nominee from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Ms Terry Dunbar, nominee from the Faculty of Law, Education, Business, and Arts
Mr Paul Fitzsimons, nominee from the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training
Ms Fran Richardson, nominee from the Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment (Vocational Education and Training)
Ms Cathy Jones, student representative
Vacant, student representative

University Equity Plan

The University Equity Plan represents a long history of equity related activities at CDU and in the sector. It is guided by foundational documents such as A Fair chance for all: higher education that’s within everyone’s reach by the then Department of Employment, Education and Training as well as legislative frameworks such as the Workplace Gender Equity Act 2012 (WGE Act).

The plan is supported by CDU’s Strategic Plan, and the Code of Conduct (PDF 74KB), which is committed to fairness, respect, integrity and professionalism, accountability, equality of opportunity, and values-based leadership.