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Strategic Plan 2021-2023

Guided by our values, context and mission EPHEA (Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia) has two strategic goals in the 2021-2023 period.

Goal One


Undertake a strengths-based approach to building the capacity of equity practitioners and support their wellbeing to empower their work.


In order to achieve this goal, EPHEA will:

1.1 - Convene an annual calendar of online and face-to-face professional development activities, including a bi-annual conference to contribute to the knowledge, research and practice of student and staff equity in higher education.


1.2 - Support state-based and NZ chapters to develop best practice, knowledge sharing and collegiality that aligns with local issues.

1.3 - Develop a suite of activities that supports the wellbeing of equity practitioners in a dynamic higher education environment.

1.4 - Provide communication channels and an increased digital presence that builds upon the existing community of practice amongst EPHEA members.

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Objective 2

Goal Two


Champion systemic change through our collective resources, ensuring that equity in positioned at the forefront of institutional practice and national higher education policy.

In order to achieve this goal, EPHEA will:


2.1 - Build upon partnerships with relevant organisations to influence public policy. These will include but are not limited to; Universities Australia; Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA); National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE); SAGE (Science in Australia Gender Equity); ATEND (Australian Tertiary Network on Disability) and ADCET (Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training).


2.2 - Make regular submissions and recommendations on policy and best practice, drawing on key research,
practitioner experience and institutional data sets.

2.3 - Develop relationships at an institutional level with University Executive staff to influence institutional 
practice and increase the visibility of equity within institutions.

2.4 - Undertake advisory roles on relevant boards, national grants and key research projects that impacts equity in higher education.

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