ERIC Number: ED445567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Equal Opportunities for Higher Education Staff.
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
This paper invites views from the heads of publicly funded higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, higher education trade unions, and other bodies with an interest in equal opportunities on a proposal to set up an equal opportunities action group. While the proposal notes that progress has been made in providing equal opportunities for all who work in higher education, several reviews in 1999 by administrative bodies indicate that further improvement is required. The proposed group would be a collaborative venture and would included various representative bodies, existing networks, and initiatives with a mission to support the work of higher education institutions in the UK and provide an overall review of progress. A partnership framework is set out in detail. The cost over a five-year period, covering all of the UK, is estimated at 2.5 million English pounds. Several specific comments are requested. Appendix A sets forth the mission and aims of the partnership group; appendix B shows the organizational structure and roles of the various bodies. (RH)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Diversity (Faculty), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Integration, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Partnerships in Education
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Northavon House, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QD, England. Tel: 0117-931-7317; Fax: 0117-931-7203; Web site: http://www.hefce.ac.uk.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.