Athena Swan SAT meeting 30.01.18: Notes and Actions
Jim Smith – Continue to promote equality and Diversity training: link this to PDRs to encourage uptake. Include all staff plus PhD students.
Michelle Hale/Jim Smith – All staff focus group; half an hour at start of next academic staff meeting; all staff to be invited for session.
Sarah Reynolds – with Rob Inkpen, organise Women in Geo/Env/Geog Sci Event. Plan for December 2018 with all staff and undergrads in both departments invited. Potential speakers: Rachel Mills, Dean at Southampton Uni; Michelle Hale, Speaker from Geography, Ex-student. Aim for Wednesday afternoon.
Jim Smith – obtain data on success rates for internal promotions
Melvin Vopson – Continue with blog
David Franklin – Send survey of SEES leavers’ starting salaries in relation to gender/course.
Jim Smith – Continue work on actions and feedback from last application. Timing for next application April 2019.
Jim Smith – Email to PhD and undergrad students for missing posts on committee.
Jim Smith – Invite Lesley Lee (Equality and Diversity Adviser) to present at next SAT meeting, hopefully when University result is known.
Female undergraduate focus group meeting was discussed – this was successful; thanks to Carmen for organising. Staff Gender/culture survey was discussed – SEES not bad, but could definitely do better. Address this by raising awareness of Athena Swan issues, Equality and Diversity training and addressing gender/culture issues as they arise.
Equality and Diversity Training was discussed. More than half of SEES staff have completed the training and remaining have been reminded to complete.
Women in Geo/Env/Geol Sci Event – planning progressing on this (see Actions); thanks to Sarah for volunteering to work with Rob Inkpen on this.
Application for Bronze award – need to show evidence that dept. culture is changing for next application. Agreed that we wait until University renewal application is complete before re-applying; so next application would be April 19.
Female undergrad focus group – thanks to David Franklin for organising. Outcomes were discussed.
If/when Physics move to Faculty of Technology, we will lose Melvin and Edith. Edith will pass twitter account over to Sarah (thanks to Sarah for taking over); Melvin has kindly agreed to keep the blog going.