Joint Colleges of Science Equity and Diversity Seminar

Date & time: 11am–12pm 31 October 2017, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Science Teaching Building #136, Level 3, Linnaeus Way, Acton
Speakers: Professor Richard Baker

Professor Richard Baker will present the next Joint Colleges of Science Equity and Diversity Seminar.

Richard will be speaking about the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) process and other gender equity initiatives at ANU. Richard is the Chair of the ANU Self Assessment team which will oversee, guide, prepare and submit the application for SAGE Athena SWAN institutional Bronze Award.

More about the speaker

Richard Baker commenced as the Pro Vice-Chancellor (University Experience) at ANU in April 2013. As the Pro Vice-Chancellor (University Experience) he provides leadership of strategic initiatives that promote student and staff equity, Indigenous Reconciliation and improve the quality of the student experience.

His portfolio key roles are to:

  • Provide leadership of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) project.
  • Promote Indigenous Reconciliation, including leading initiatives to increase Indigenous student and staff numbers.
  • Enhance the quality of the student experience by providing senior leadership of student services and the student residences.
  • Ensure high-quality student access and equity policies and procedures, including effective interaction with Student Associations and student representatives.
  • Monitor best practice developments in the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
  • Be the Head of Tuckwell House and enhance the Tuckwell Scholars' experience.

Richard Baker also has had a long history of educational leadership at ANU. Trained in the fields of geography and archaeology at ANU and the University of Adelaide, he has also worked at the Northern Territory Museum and the National Museum of Australia. His research has focussed on issues related to Indigenous Land management and how to effectively link teaching and research. He is a passionate teacher whose teaching at ANU has bridged geography, sustainability, environmental policy, Indigenous studies and leadership and influence. He was the driving force behind the establishment of the University's Vice-Chancellor's courses.


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