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Creating a confident culture of respect and integrity
    Equality Strand Year One:                     Year Two:                           Year Three:                Performance indicator
    Activity            December 2009 –           December 2010 – 2011                December 2011-2012         and/or Success
    Lead                2010                                                                                     Outcome
ALL STRANDS                  Establish a staff feedback   Review feedback and                                     Diverse representation is
                             mechanism for new            assess whether                                          achieved and reflected
Actively promote positive    internal communication       representation is being                                 through the institution’s
equality messages            channels which actively      achieved through the                                    communication and
through corporate internal   seeks equality group         activities taking action                                marketing messages via
and external publications    representation.              accordingly.                                            its portfolio of articles and
                                                                                                                  publications.
Communications and
Marketing
ALL STRANDS                  Provide a toolkit that       Review manager and                                      Improved approach to
                             enable managers and          project leader feedback                                 delivering inclusive
Develop a                    project leaders to ensure    and application of toolkit                              communications and
communications toolkit for   due regard is given to the   making any identified                                   messages across the
managers and project         diversity of their           adjustments required to                                 business for all
leaders to support           stakeholders and that        make it effective.                                      stakeholders.
inclusion through            inclusive approaches are
communication.               applied by
                             managers/project leaders
Internal                     in their communication
Communications               cascades.
ALL STRANDS                  Identify a senior academic   Code to be produced and Code of conduct to feature      Will provide a clear
                             and senior professional      agreed by E&D Committee as part of the Dignity in the   message of expected
                             support service lead to      and the Core Executive. Workplace training              standards of behaviour
Staff Code of Conduct        scope out the project.                               programme.                      and will result in positive
                                                          Roll out to very staff                                  change as inappropriate
                                                          member and provide                                      behaviour such as
Sponsored by VC and          Progress to be monitored     access to the code of                                   harassment and bullying
E&D Committee                by the E&D Committee.        conduct.                                                will be confronted and



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                                                                                                                 addressed.
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Creating a confident culture of respect and integrity
    Equality Strand Year One:                     Year Two:                        Year Three:                  Performance indicator
    Activity            December 2009 –           December 2010 – 2011             December 2011-2012           and/or Success
    Lead                2010                                                                                    Outcome
ALL STRANDS                  Introduce programme       ALL existing line             All existing staff to       Increase activity regarding
                             50% of line managers and managers and 60% of all       complete programme by        the use of:
                             30% of all other staff by other staff by July 2011.    2012                         Contact Persons network
                             July 2010                                                                           increased usage;
                                                                                    All new employees to         The number of informal
Dignity in the Workplace                                                            attend course within the     and formal complaints
development sessions for                                                            first six months of          raised by staff to line
staff.                                                                              employment .                 managers and HR

                                                                                    programme continues as
                                                                                    part of the standard staff
E&D and L&D (HR)                                                                    development programme
                                                                                    delivered on an as and
                                                                                    when required basis to
                                                                                    meet with development
                                                                                    needs
ALL STRANDS                  Provide a six monthly                                                               Cases of harassment and
                             training and forum meeting                                                          bullying will be resolved at
Continue to support and      for Contact Person’s                                                                an informal stage rather
develop the Contact          network members - to                                                                then escalate to formal
Person’s Network.            provide continual training                                                          proceedings
                             and support - June and
E&D (HR)                     Dec annually
ALL STRANDS                  Run targeted                 Continue activity as is                                The Contact Persons
Actively seek and            advertisement to             necessary.                                             Network membership to
encourage representatives    encourage                                                                           reflect the profile of the
from all equality strands,   underrepresented groups                                                             workforce.
to join and become a         to volunteer to join the



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member of the Contact         Network – target BAME,
Network so that the           Academic and male
Network is representative     representatives.
of the staff community
E&D (HR)
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Creating a confident culture of respect and integrity
    Equality Strand Year One:                     Year Two:                         Year Three:                Performance indicator
    Activity            December 2009 –           December 2010 – 2011              December 2011-2012         and/or Success
    Lead                2010                                                                                   Outcome
ALL STRANDS                                               Compare year on year       Continue to monitor
Monitoring usage of the       Produce annual statistics   figures and analyse any    network usage and assess
network and where             for network usage and       forming trends – use       any forming trends.
possible by equality strand   report to E&D and HR        information to inform
                              Committees. Repeat          Dignity in the Workplace
E&D (HR)                      annually.                   training and possible
                                                          policy development as
                                                          required.
ALL STRANDS                   Produce annual statistics   Compare year on year                                  It is anticipated that
                              and report to E&D and HR    figures and analyse any                               bullying and harassments
Continue to monitor           Committees                  forming trends – use                                  cases will initially increase
Employee relation cases                                   information to inform                                 over first few years as a
                                                          organisational                                        result of promotion
                                                          development and possible                              activities, however if
                                                          policy development as                                 training, code of conduct,
HR - Employee Relations                                   appropriate.                                          contact person’s network
ED Committee                                                                                                    and senior sponsorship is
                                                                                                                effective cases should
                                                                                                                subside from 2012
                                                                                                                onwards.




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Creating a confident culture of respect and integrity
    Equality Strand Year One:                     Year Two:                         Year Three:          Performance indicator
    Activity            December 2009 –           December 2010 – 2011              December 2011-2012   and/or Success
    Lead                2010                                                                             Outcome
ALL STRANDS                  Remaining 25% non-        All new employees to                               KPI met in a timely
Equality online and People   completers by July 2010   attend relevant E&D                                manner.
Managers Training:                                     course within the first six
continue to monitor and      Introduce KPI mandatory   months of employment .
report of the rates of       training programmes a
participation and            part of the Annual        Training continues as part
completion in E&D training   Conversation Process      of the standard staff
to E&D, Core Executive                                 development programme
and HR Committee.                                      delivered on an as and
                                                       when required basis to
HRIS and E&D (HR)                                      meet with training needs
DISABILITY STRAND            3rd December annually                                                        The event engages staff,
Annual Awareness raising                                                                                  students and visitors in a
event – 3rd December                                                                                      broad range of activities to
International Day of                                                                                      increase disability
Disabled People – cross                                                                                   awareness especially
campus event to promote                                                                                   regarding the diversity of
good relations and                                                                                        disability. Positive
positive attitudes towards                                                                                feedback received by
disability.                                                                                               people that they valued
                                                                                                          the event and want further
Dart (Student Services)                                                                                   opportunities for
                                                                                                          engagement.




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Creating a confident culture of respect and integrity
    Equality Strand Year One:                     Year Two:              Year Three:          Performance indicator
    Activity            December 2009 –           December 2010 – 2011   December 2011-2012   and/or Success
    Lead                2010                                                                  Outcome
GENDER AND                   14th – 20th June 2010                                             The event engages staff,
DISABILITY STRAND                                                                              students and visitors in a
                             (annual event in the month                                        broad range of information
Annual event Carers          of June)                                                          sharing activities to
Week –to increase                                                                              support and raise
awareness and promote                                                                          awareness about carers.
positive attitudes towards                                                                     Positive feedback received
staff with caring                                                                              by people that they valued
responsibilities                                                                               the event and want further
                                                                                               opportunities for
E&D (HR)                                                                                       engagement.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION           February 2010
STRAND                       Collaborate with local
                             community representation
LGBT History Month           organisation Lincolnshire
                             Kaleidoscope to raise
E&D (HR) &                   awareness of LGBT
Kaleidoscope                 History Month




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Creating a confident culture of respect and integrity
    Equality Strand Year One:                     Year Two:              Year Three:          Performance indicator
    Activity            December 2009 –           December 2010 – 2011   December 2011-2012   and/or Success
    Lead                2010                                                                  Outcome
RACE STRAND                                                                                    Community engagement is
                             Collaborating with local                                          achieved, and further
‘Kick it Out’                community organisations                                           partnership engagement
Kick Racism Out of           the event aims to bring                                           events are sought and
football a Community         community groups                                                  requested by the
Engagement Event             together to engage a                                              community groups and
                             series of anti-racist football                                    partners.
                             events in the Sincil Bank
Faculty of HLSS - Sports     area Lincoln City.
Science, E&D (HR) and
the Students’ Union
FAITH & RELIGION             Collaborate with local
STRAND                       community faith groups to
                             raise awareness of inter
Inter Faith Week             faith

E&D and University
Chaplin
ALL STRANDS                         British Sign
                                     Language
Diversity short course              Polish
programmes to be
established as part of the
staff development suite

L&D (HR)




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Developing a positive staff experience
    Equality Strand Year One:                       Year Two:               Year Three:                Performance indicator
    Activity            December 2009 –             December 2010 – 2011    December 2011-2012         and/or Success
    Lead                2010                                                                           Outcome
ALL STRANDS              Enhance section 10          Implement improvement   Run third Staff Attitude   Staff Attitude Survey will
                         (equality and diversity)    recommendations         Survey. Measure            provide opportunity for
Staff attitude survey    of the Staff Attitude                               effectiveness of           continued staff equality
                         Survey. Implement                                   recommendations made       group feedback and
HR                       second run of the                                   to close gap and           involvement. Staff
                         survey – November                                   measure progress           issues specific to
                         2009.                                               improvement.               equality strands will be
                         Interrogate results by                                                         identified. This will
                         equality group, where                                                          provide the opportunity
                         there is evidence of                                                           to examine staff equality
                         disproportionate                                                               issues and take steps to
                         dissatisfaction by                                                             address these where
                         equality group Equality                                                        appropriate.
                         and Diversity and HR
                         Committee to explore
                         and make
                         recommendations as to
                         improve the situation.
GENDER &                 Introduce Quarterly Staff                                                      Staff with caring
DISABILITY STRANDS Carer Forum to facilitate                                                            responsibilities will feel
                         staff accessing                                                                valued and supported
Establish a Staff Carers information from outside                                                       as they will have the
Forum                    agencies and provide                                                           opportunity to access
                         mechanism for                                                                  information and advice
                         continued staff                                                                which they may not
                         consultation on policy                                                         necessarily be easily


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E&D (HR)                 developments. The                                                         obtained. Staff with
                         forum will also offer staff                                               caring responsibilities
                         the opportunity of peer                                                   will have an increased
                         support networking.                                                       positive experience as
                                                                                                   an employee.
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Developing a positive staff experience
     Equality Strand Year One:                        Year Two:              Year Three:          Performance indicator
     Activity           December 2009 –               December 2010 – 2011   December 2011-2012   and/or Success
     Lead               2010                                                                      Outcome
GENDER &                 Portal Page to be                                                         As above
DISABILITY STRANDS development by
Develop a portal page to December 2009.
complement and           Monitored for relevance
disseminate information on and updated on a
shared at the Staff      quarterly basis.
Carers forum as a staff
information resource

E&D (HR)
GENDER &                 Introduce KPI as part of                                                  KPI met.
DISABILITY STRANDS       the Annual
Annually monitor and     Conversation Process
report to E&D and HR
Committee the number
of requests being made
for flexible working
arrangements and
percentage of
requesting being met.




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Developing a positive staff experience
     Equality Strand Year One:                     Year Two:                  Year Three:             Performance indicator
     Activity           December 2009 –            December 2010 – 2011       December 2011-2012      and/or Success
     Lead               2010                                                                          Outcome
GENDER STRAND            Make Athena Swan           Publicise the                                      By end of 2010 the
                         Institutional submission   achievement and                                    University will have
Athena Swan              by May 2010                encourage/support                                  achieved a Bronze
Self Assessment Team                                individual schools,                                Award
for institutional Bronze                            departments and
Award.                                              faculties within the
                                                    institution that
                                                    demonstrate best
Athena SWAN Self                                    practice to make
Assessment team –                                   submissions for
(Faculties                                          recognition in their own
representatives) and                                right for Silver and
E&D                                                 above for their area.

GENDER STRAND                                                                  The Faculties of HLSS   By the end of 2012
                                                                               and Riseholme to be     HLSS and Riseholme
Athena Swan                                                                    prepared to put them    will have achieved a
                                                                               selves forward for      Athena Swan Silver
                                                                               submission in 2011/12   Award.
Deans and Faculties
                                                                                                       Other academic areas
                                                                                                       will want to seek
                                                                                                       recognition for their area
                                                                                                       of work and make
                                                                                                       submissions in their own
                                                                                                       right.


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Developing a positive staff experience
   Equality Strand Year One:                        Year Two:                Year Three:             Performance indicator
   Activity             December 2009 –             December 2010 – 2011     December 2011-2012      and/or Success
   Lead                 2010                                                                         Outcome
GENDER & ALL             Second submission to        Analyse benchmarking     Third submission to     TARGET GOLD for
STRANDS                  Opportunity Now’s           results take action to   Opportunity Now’s       December 2010
Opportunity Now          Gender and diversity        address areas for        Gender and diversity    submission
Benchmarking             equality benchmarking       improvements             equality benchmarking   TARGET GOLD but
                         scheme                                               scheme                  improved scores
E&D (HR)                                                                      Maintain but increase   December 2012
                                                                              GOLD standard scores    submission
                                                                              December 2012
GENDER STRAND           Continue to develop and
                        build upon the success
Women into Research     of the Women into
                        Research network.
                        Annual programme of
Faculty of HLSS         high profile speakers
GENDER STRAND           Set up and run a pilot                                                        Engagement and
                        mentoring scheme.                                                             participation is achieved
Pilot a mentoring       Evaluate year end pilot                                                       and sustained.
scheme for females      success and make
within academia         future recommendations                                                        Demand for the scheme
                        regarding possible wider                                                      out weighs the pilot’s
Faculty of HLSS and     roll-out to the Equalities                                                    resource.
L&D (HR)                and Diversity Committee
                                                                                                      Feedback evidences
                                                                                                      benefits of the scheme
                                                                                                      and recommendations
                                                                                                      to expand the scheme


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Developing a positive staff experience
    Equality Strand Year One:                     Year Two:               Year Three:          Performance indicator
    Activity            December 2009 –           December 2010 – 2011    December 2011-2012   and/or Success
    Lead                2010                                                                   Outcome
DISABILITY STRAND        Prepare application and
                         review of academic
Join the Lifelong        policy and practice to
Learning UK Disability   assess fitness for
Equality Commitment      LLUK’s Equality
                         Commitment
HR, E&D, L&D, CERD
and University
Secretary
DISABILITY STRAND        Investigate the steps     Make a submission to
                         required to meet the      become a member of
Become member of the mindful employers             the ‘Mindful employer
‘Mindful employer        criteria. Identify and    charter’
charter’                 take steps to close any
                         identified gaps.
Stress and Wellbeing
Steering Group




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Developing a positive staff experience
     Equality Strand Year One:                      Year Two:                  Year Three:          Performance indicator
     Activity           December 2009 –             December 2010 – 2011       December 2011-2012   and/or Success
     Lead               2010                                                                        Outcome
DISABILITY STRAND        Access to Work briefing     Local Access to Work                            Increase use of Access
                         document for all            representative to be                            to Work Scheme as a
Increase managers and managers to be                 invited to give talks to                        positive indicator of
all staff’s awareness of produced and                staff to promote the                            greater awareness and
the Access to Work       circulated. – Information   schemes provision.                              support for disabled
Scheme.                  to be held on the portal                                                    staff members and also
                         as reference resource.                                                      a preventative support
                         December 2009                                                               measure for disability
                                                                                                     related absence.
                          Local Access to Work
                          representative to be                                                       Reduction in disability
                          invited to give talks to                                                   related absence.
                          staff to promote the
                          schemes provision.
                          December 2009
HR, E&D, L&D and
Line Managers             All newly appointed
                          employees indicating a
                          disability to be advised
                          by their line manager of
                          the Access to Work
                          within the first week of
                          their local area staff
                          induction.
                          Introduce as a check
                          item on generic local


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                         induction material.

                         Access to Work Scheme
                         and literature to be
                         highlighted and made
                         available during the
                         Corporate Staff
                         Induction.
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Developing a positive staff experience
    Equality Strand Year One:                        Year Two:              Year Three:          Performance indicator
    Activity            December 2009 –              December 2010 – 2011   December 2011-2012   and/or Success
    Lead                2010                                                                     Outcome
DISABILITY STRAND        Introduce central budget     Review and make                             Positive response from
                         process and monitor          recommendation as                           line manager and
Develop a central        uptake and                   appropriate.                                employees with regards
budget for auxiliary aid effectiveness of the                                                     to resolving cost based
workplace adjustments    system.                                                                  reasonable adjustments
                                                                                                  efficiently and
Managers, E&D and                                                                                 effectively. Improved
Finance                                                                                           staff experience.
SEXUAL                   Establish and facilitate a
ORIENTATON               staff LGBT network
STRAND


Staff LGBT Network




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Developing a positive staff experience
     Equality Strand Year One:                       Year Two:                Year Three:          Performance indicator
     Activity           December 2009 –              December 2010 – 2011     December 2011-2012   and/or Success
     Lead               2010                                                                       Outcome
SEXUAL                   Introduce sexual             Include this strand in                        The business will be
ORIENTATION              orientation data             annual monitoring data                        able to give due regard
STRAND                   collection and               and annual reporting.                         during policy
                         monitoring as part of the                                                  development/review and
                         standard diversity data.                                                   decision making of
Introduce Employment                                                                                sexual orientation and
Collection and Data      Introduce as part of the                                                   employees.
Monitoring               standard data collected
                         and monitored at
                         employment application.

                          Run a diversity
HRIS and E&D              monitoring survey of
                          existing staff.

FAITH & RELIGION          Introduce faith and         Include this strand in                        The business will be
STRAND                    religion data collection    annual monitoring data                        able to give due regard
                          and monitoring as part      and annual reporting.                         during policy
                          of the standard diversity                                                 development/review and
Introduce Employment      data.                                                                     decision making of faith
Collection and Data                                                                                 and religious beliefs in
Monitoring                Introduce as part of the                                                  relation to employees.
                          standard data collected
                          and monitored at
                          employment application.
HRIS and E&D


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                         Run a diversity
                         monitoring survey of
                         existing staff.

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Developing a positive staff experience
     Equality Strand Year One:                     Year Two:              Year Three:          Performance indicator
     Activity           December 2009 –            December 2010 – 2011   December 2011-2012   and/or Success
     Lead               2010                                                                   Outcome
RACE STRAND              Pilot group within                                                     Staff are confident and
                         Faculty identified to                                                  equipped to
Pilot a Cross Cultural   work on the project.                                                   communicate effectively
Communication training                                                                          with overseas students,
programme and study      Project scoped and first                                               staff and partners.
                         stage initiated.                                                       Feedback from
Faculty of Business                                                                             overseas partners and
and Law                  Feedback obtained from                                                 students is positive.
                         participants and used to                                               Learning points to be
                         inform further                                                         rolled out and shared
                         developments.                                                          across the business.




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Developing a positive student experience

   Equality Strand        Year One:                  Year Two:                    Year Three:               Performance indicator
   Activity               December 2009 –            December 2010 – 2011         December 2011-2012        and/or Success
   Lead                   2010                                                                              Outcome
ALL STRANDS                Collate data by equality   Cross examine year one       Continue to monitor       Help to support an
                           strand and interrogate.    with year two’s results to   applicant data use data   informed marketing
Monitor student                                       see if recommendations       to establish equality     strategy to attract under
applicants by equality   Where evidence               made have been               targets.                  represented groups
strand to report to PREP indicates                    effective.
Committee                disproportionate                                                                    Could lead to service
                         representation explore       Take necessary steps to                                provision enhancements
                         further the reasons why.     address any continuing
                                                      gaps.                                                  Increase in the number
                           Consider findings and                                                             of under represented
                           make recommendations                                                              equality groups
                           to close the gap.
Registry - Admissions



SEXUAL                     In anticipation of the     Implement new equality
ORIENTATION AND            Equality Act begin         monitoring fields for
RELIGION STRANDS           discussions with QLS       October 2010
                           provider (Agresso) to      enrolment
Investigate means to       introduce new
enhance the collection     monitoring fields in
of current student         readiness for October      Include new fields within
equality data to include   2010.                      student equality
sexual orientation and                                monitoring and reporting


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religion - as part of the   Enrolment form design
student data system         to be include new
QLS at enrolment.           monitoring fields

Registry
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Developing a positive student experience

   Equality Strand         Year One:                   Year Two:                    Year Three:              Performance indicator
   Activity                December 2009 –             December 2010 – 2011         December 2011-2012       and/or Success
   Lead                    2010                                                                              Outcome
ALL STRANDS                 Use Pro-achieve to          Cross examine year one       Continue to monitor FE
                            interrogate and monitor     with year two’s results to   Pro-achieve data to
Further Education           FE student participation,   see if recommendations       establish equality
equality monitoring         and success rates.          made have been               targets.
through                                                 effective.
Pro-achieve                 Where there is evidence
                            of under representation     Take necessary steps to
Faculty of Agriculture,     by equality group           address any continuing
Food and Animal             Faculty of Agriculture,     gaps.
Sciences                    Food and Animal
                            Sciences E&D
                            Committee to exam
                            further and make
                            recommendations to
                            close the gap
DISABILITY STRAND

Increase the number of
disabled students
studying a FE
programme at


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Riseholme accessing
the Disability Service.

Dart (Student
Services)
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Developing a positive student experience

   Equality Strand       Year One:                   Year Two:                 Year Three:               Performance indicator
   Activity              December 2009 –             December 2010 – 2011      December 2011-2012        and/or Success
   Lead                  2010                                                                            Outcome
ALL STRANDS               Develop an annual           Administer second         Continue to use survey    Student experience
                          student experience          survey.                   on an annual basis as a   survey will provide
Student Experience        survey that enables data                              tool for measuring        opportunity for
Survey                    interrogation by equality    Cross examine year       student experience        continued student
                          strand                      one with year two’s       across the equality       equality group feedback
Student Experience                                    results to see if         strands and monitoring    and involvement.
Committee – CERD          Administer the first        recommendations made      improvement progress.     Student issues specific
                          student experience          have been effective.                                to equality strands will
                          survey and analysis                                                             be identified. This will
                          results by equality         Take necessary steps to                             provide the opportunity
                          group. Where there is       address any continuing                              to take steps to address
                          evidence of                 gaps.                                               student equality strand
                          disproportionate                                                                issues.
                          dissatisfaction by
                          equality group Student
                          Experience Committee
                          to explore and make
                          recommendations as to
                          improve the situation




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Developing a positive student experience

   Equality Strand      Year One:                  Year Two:                  Year Three:          Performance indicator
   Activity             December 2009 –            December 2010 – 2011       December 2011-2012   and/or Success
   Lead                 2010                                                                       Outcome
ALL STRANDS              Collate data by equality
                         strand of the number of
Student Attendance and   students that withdraw
Withdrawal Monitoring    from courses and
                         interrogate the data to
Attendance and           ensure that no equality
Withdrawal Working       group is
Group –                  disproportionately
Subcommittee of the      represented. If there is
Student Experience       evidence to suggest this
Committee                steps to be taken to
                         close the gap.
ALL STRANDS              Design a service user      Monitor and analyse                             Identify if service take
                         feedback model that can    year on years results to                        up is low by an equality
Monitoring Student       be interrogated by the     help identify any                               group and explore why
Services – user          equality strands.          possible gaps.                                  this may be the case.
feedback                                                                                            This could lead to
                         Results to be used to                                                      service delivery
Student Services         inform Service delivery    Results to be shared                            changes to ensure
                         for students.              with Student Experience                         access is available and
                                                    Committee and                                   appropriate for all
                         Results to be published    published within Student                        equality groups.
                         within Student Services    Services Annual Report
                         Annual Report                                                              Increased positive
                                                                                                    feedback regarding the


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services provided by
Student Services.

Increased use of the
services provided by
equality groups.




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Developing greater diversity through teaching and learning and through research
     Equality Strand Year One:                  Year Two:                 Year Three:                 Performance indicator
     Activity          December 2009 –          December 2010 – 2011 December 2011-2012               and/or Success
     Lead              2010                                                                           Outcome
DISABILITY STRAND       Examine the JISC best    Implement                 Implement                   Improved and inclusive
                        practice guidelines and  recommendations as        recommendations as          use of ICT to all service
 12 steps towards       recommendations for      part of the ICT strategic part of the ICT strategic   users (staff, students
embedding inclusive     inclusive use of         plan, reporting on        plan, reporting on          and visitors)
practice as a whole     technology across the    progress made to the      progress made to the
institution             institution.             Equalities and Diversity Equalities and Diversity     Satisfaction rates should
                                                 Committee                 Committee                   improve and the
                        Map out the                                                                    business’ ability to
                        recommendations and                                                            develop innovative ways
                        actions required for the                                                       of working and respond
                        University of Lincoln to                                                       to the need for flexible
                        take the 12 steps.                                                             modes of study and
                                                                                                       employment.
DISABILITY, GENDER       Examine the HEA and        Implement study report                             Data will be available at
AND RACE STRANDS         ECU national study of      year one’s progress and                            faculty and programme
                         degree attainment and      findings and                                       level on the degree
University of Lincoln    its recommendations.       recommendations                                    attainment of learners
Student Degree                                                                                         based upon Disability,
Attainment Study         Map out the                                                                   Gender and Race.
                         recommendations and                                                           With the ability to
CERD                     actions required for the                                                      identify whether there
& Student Experience     University of Lincoln to                                                      are significant statistical
Committee                take the study forward                                                        differences in degree
                         and present to the                                                            attainment levels, when
                         Student Experience                                                            analysed by students’
                         Committee                                                                     race, disability, gender


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and age.

Where evidence
suggests that an
equality group is
disproportionately
represented this should
be examined further to
identify any remedial
steps that could be
taken to address the
gap.

This will inform a review
of learning, teaching
and assessment
practices, as per the
recommendations in the
Equality Challenge Unit
and the Higher
Education Academy
publication, Ethnicity,
Gender and Degree
Attainment Project –
Final Report (January
2008).

Student degree
attainment should
improve by equality
group if remedial steps
are implemented.


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Developing greater diversity through teaching and learning and through research
     Equality Strand Year One:                    Year Two:             Year Three:         Performance indicator
     Activity          December 2009 –            December 2010 – 2011 December 2011-2012   and/or Success
     Lead              2010                                                                 Outcome
ALL STRANDS             Explore suitable means
                        to introduce student
Introduce diversity     diversity training as part
training as part of     of the students’
student induction       induction to the
                        University of Lincoln.
Induction & Welcome
Week Planning
Committee
ALL STRANDS

Draw up a Code of
Practice which
includes relevant
equality dimensions,
and use it to inform
the selection of
participants for the
new Research
Excellence
Framework.

Dean of Research




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Developing greater diversity through teaching and learning and through research
    Equality Strand Year One:                  Year Two:                Year Three:      Performance indicator
    Activity           December 2009 –         December 2010 – 2011 December 2011-2012   and/or Success
    Lead               2010                                                              Outcome
GENDER and RACE         A project group to be
STRANDS                 drawn together to
                        undertake the
Undertake a review of review/study.
the impact of
University policy and
practice in relation to
career progression of
females and BME
research staff.

Dean of Research
supported by E&D, &
HR




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Encourage and support diversity through community and employer engagement
Equality Strand       Year One:              Year Two:              Year Three:        Performance indicator
                      December 2009 –        December 2010 – 2011 December 2011-2012   and/or Success
Activity              2010                                                             Outcome

Lead
ALL STRANDS                 GIRLS@Riseholme
                            Initiative to proactively
Develop a series of         encourage females to
initiatives working along   study land based
side local land based       courses at Riseholme.
employers to proactively
encourage greater           Work with local
diversity in under          employers in finding
represented land based      suitable positive land
industries and              based work
professions                 experience/placement
                            opportunities.
Faculty of Agriculture,
Food and Animal             Evaluate the initiative
Sciences                    and report back to
                            Riseholme Executive.

ALL STRANDS                 Establish monitoring        Student Experience             Target that participation
Monitor and report back     mechanism and               Committee to                   across the equality
to the Student              reporting format to be      interrogate data               strands in student
Experience Committee        agreed by Student           Where there is evidence        placement activities are
student participation       Experience Committee        of this Student                proportionate to the
rates by equality strands                               Experience Committee           student demographic,
in placement activities                                 to recommend course of         and that no equality


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                                                   action to close any                              group are
Enterprise & Faculty                               gaps.                                            disproportionately over
Business Engagement                                                                                 or under represented.
Managers
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Encourage and support diversity through community and employer engagement
Equality Strand       Year One:              Year Two:              Year Three:                     Performance indicator
                      December 2009 –        December 2010 – 2011 December 2011-2012                and/or Success
Activity              2010                                                                          Outcome

Lead
ALL STRANDS              Engage with local
                         employers to develop a
Local Employers E&D      practical toolkit
Toolkit                  regarding good E&D
                         practice
Enterprise

ALL STRANDS              Impact assess through a Implement agreed        Finance Committee to
                         phased approach the     recommendations         review and monitor
                         University’ Financial                           effectiveness of actions
Equality Impact Assess   Regulations to identify                         taken to address
University’s Financial   any equality and                                equality and diversity
Regulations              diversity risks.                                risks

Senior Finance           Make recommendations
Accountant (Finance)     to Finance Committee to
and Finance              address any risk areas
Committee




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Encourage and support diversity through community and employer engagement
Equality Strand       Year One:              Year Two:              Year Three:                       Performance indicator
                      December 2009 –        December 2010 – 2011 December 2011-2012                  and/or Success
Activity              2010                                                                            Outcome

Lead
ALL STRANDS              Redevelop the staff and    Review analysis data                              The institution’s website
                         student area to be more    and make further                                  reflects diversity more
Improve the University’s inclusive and use a        improvements where                                openly and is
external online presence website visitor survey     necessary.                                        functionally inclusive
to engage a diverse      and feedback analysis                                                        and accessible to all.
range of prospective     to inform the website
staff and students, and  development.
partners more
effectively.


Communications: Web
Manager

ALL STRANDS              Review and conduct an      Implement agreed       Finance Committee to
                         impact assessment of       recommendations        review and monitor
Review of University     the University’s                                  effectiveness of actions
Procurement Policy and   procurement policy and                            taken to address
Practices in line with   practice to identify any                          equality and diversity
best practice guidance   equality and diversity                            risks
of the Office of         risks.
Government Commerce
‘Make Equality Count’    Make recommendations
                         to the Finance


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Procurement Manger      Committee to address
(Finance) and Finance   any risk areas and/or
Committee               step measures for
                        improvement




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