Moving towards fair and equitable workload allocation: Piloting the SAGE co-designed Workload Allocation Principles Matrix

Liz Mackinlay (Presenter), Tara Magdalinski (Presenter), Cate Thomas

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There is a vast and growing body of evidence which tells us that in response to a performance-based demand for increased efficiency and accountability in universities, academic and administrative workloads have increased dramatically over the past ten years—indeed, this was identified as a common theme across many applications for the SAGE Athena Swan Bronze Awards. The onset of COVID19 has simultaneously further transformed, disrupted, and exacerbated academic and administrative labour, so that the impact of such workload intensification and change disproportionately affects particular groups of university employees, notably women. The SAGE SIG on Workload recognises then that there is an urgent need for fair and equitable models for managing workload allocation across the sector which challenge and address such inequities, contribute to post-COVID19 recovery, and empower universities to drive change in this space.


ConferenceDiversity Interventions Conference - Joint Global Conference with Advance HE UK and Oxford University
OtherScience in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Limited is proud to host Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE: Systemic approaches that work. With more than 60 speakers and 40+ sessions over two days, Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE is an international collaborative event aimed at growing the evidence base for gender equity, diversity and inclusion solutions that work for achieving systemic change.

Diversity Interventions is hosted in partnership with Advance HE and Oxford University. SAGE warmly welcomes international colleagues who wish to participate in the Australian conference. In addition to publishing abstracts, SAGE will record and publish all presentations digitally.
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