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Equality and Athena SWAN: The Edinburgh Napier University experience

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Presentation delivered on October 25th 2016 as part of Edinburgh Napier University's Inclusivity Week 2016

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Equality and Athena SWAN: The Edinburgh Napier University experience

  1. 1. Equality and Athena SWAN The Edinburgh Napier University experience Presented at the Inclusivity Week Symposium Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University 25th October 2016 Professor Hazel Hall Athena SWAN Academic Champion h.hall@napier.ac.uk @ hazelh http://hazelhall.org
  2. 2. @hazelh
  3. 3. Recognition of commitment of universities to advancement of careers in higher education Commitment to a progressive charter Adoption of the principles  Policies  Practice  Action plans  Culture Since May 2015 Gender equality in general (no longer just women) All subject areas (no longer just STEMM)
  4. 4. http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/about-athena-swan/
  5. 5. Getting the work underway at Edinburgh Napier Signed up to (old) Charter in 2008  Work stalled on institutional bronze award submission Academic Champion for Athena SWAN appointed late 2013 Self Assessment Team established early 2014
  6. 6. Work towards the submission Engagement Data Document Quantitative and qualitative, including policies/guidance
  7. 7. Work towards the submission Semester 2 2013/14 Engagement “This is what we are doing and why” Data Collection of institutional data Document Review of prior submissions
  8. 8. Work towards the submission Semester 2 2013/14 Semester 3 2013/14 Engagement “This is what we are doing and why” Survey and focus group prep Data Collection of institutional data Analysis of institutional data Document Review of prior submissions Start write up main body
  9. 9. Work towards the submission Semester 2 2013/14 Semester 3 2013/14 Semester 1 2014/15 Engagement “This is what we are doing and why” Survey and focus group prep “These are our findings – what do you think?” Data Collection of institutional data Analysis of institutional data Analysis of survey and focus group data Document Review of prior submissions Start write up main body Complete write up, including action plan
  10. 10. ENGAGEMENT
  11. 11. Professoriate 28% F (21% benchmark) STEMM Professoriate 21% F (16% f/t, 19.6% p/t) Prominent senior F staff in particular areas Professoriate 28% F (21% benchmark) STEMM Professoriate 21% F (16% f/t, 19.6% p/t) Prominent senior F staff in particular areas “This is what we are doing and why”
  12. 12. Large section in submission document From January to November 2014 20 internally organised consultations/events Participation at 7 external events Media coverage: The Conversation, Scotsman, Edinburgh Evening News Web and social media, e.g. intranet, personal web pages, Twitter
  13. 13. Outward-facing engagement on-campus
  14. 14. Outward-facing engagement off-campus
  15. 15. Height of campaign October 2014
  16. 16. 50th anniversary dinner at the RSE
  17. 17. DATA
  18. 18. Report – benchmark – reflect – propose actions
  19. 19. DOCUMENT
  20. 20. Submission 1.Letter of endorsement 2.Description of the University 3.Supporting and advancing women’s careers 4.Other comments 5.Action plan
  21. 21. Award: London, 15th June 2014
  22. 22. Continuing the institutional bronze award work 22 item Action Plan implemented by the SAT A. Resources for supporting the continuation of the work  For example, plans for departmental awards B. Addressing issues from 2014  For example, apparent low numbers for maternity leave C. Updates to existing policies/guidance  For example: PDR (training) D. Development of new policies/guidance  For example, recruitment E. New initiatives  For example, annual Ada Lovelace Day lecture F. Item 22  Scope to review and refresh Action Plan on an annual basis
  23. 23. School Academic Champions and SATs November 2016 submission SEBE SoC April 2017 submission Business School SACI SAS SHSC School Academic Champions and SATs November 2016 submission SEBE SoC April 2017 submission Business School SACI SAS SHSC
  24. 24. Work towards departmental submissions 2016 Semester 2 2015/16 Semester 3 2015/16 Semester 1 2016/17 Engagement “This is what we are doing and why” Survey and focus group prep “These are our findings – what do you think?” Data Collection of institutional data Analysis of institutional data Analysis of survey and focus group data Document Review of prior submissions Start write up main body Complete write up, including action plan
  25. 25. The next institutional submission: November 2017 Bronze renewal  Under ‘new’ scheme  Leadership  Eleni Theodoraki - new University Academic Champion January 2017  Fiona Forrest-Anderson - newly appointed to HR  Progress against 2014 Action Plan items  7 already complete (8 by the time this presentation is delivered!)  Rest on-going/on target for completion by November 2017  Renewal document: report – benchmark – reflect – action
  26. 26. Work towards institutional renewal 2017 Semester 2 2016/17 Semester 3 2016/17 Semester 1 2017/18 Engagement “This is what we are doing and why” Survey and focus group prep “These are our findings – what do you think?” Data Collection of institutional data Analysis of institutional data Analysis of survey and focus group data Document Review of prior submissions Start write up main body Complete write up, including action plan
  27. 27. For further information contact: – @hazelh – http://hazelhall.org – h.hall@napier.ac.uk – +44 (0)131 455 2760 Slides on SlideShare at http://slideshare.net/hazelhall
  28. 28. Equality and Athena SWAN The Edinburgh Napier University experience Presented at the Inclusivity Week Symposium Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University 25th October 2016 Professor Hazel Hall Athena SWAN Academic Champion h.hall@napier.ac.uk @ hazelh http://hazelhall.org

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