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BISHOP STUART UNIVERSITY PROPOSED ACTION PLAN

BISHOP STUART UNIVERSITY PROPOSED ACTION PLAN

OUR TARGET

  • Capacity building for GERA champions
  • Sharing experience with other institutions to embed GERA activities within our institutions
  • Communicating GERA objectives to different stakeholders within the institution
  • Establish a department for gender studies

Gender issue/ gap at the institution

 

GAP Goal

(what you want to achieve)

Activities

(how you will achieve the goal)

Who will be responsible?

 

Timeline

 

 

 

Teaching time tabling

 

Lectures start at 7;30AM (This is too early for breastfeeding mothers, students who make breakfast for themselves and those that walk from their places of residences). More to that, over the weekend lectures stretch up to 8:00PM (This is too inconveniencing to those that need more time to reach to their homes and prepare dinner) and even risky to females Get favourable time that caters for both students and lecturers Engaging students, subject coordinators, Heads of departments and Faculty deans, AR to device means on how to complete the course outline. For example, using on-line teaching for very early and very late lectures -University GERA focal person

-Academic Registrar

-Deans of Faculties

-Heads of Departments

1 years
 

Maternity leave

 

 

60 days are few 120 days of maternity leave Getting views and ideas from female staff -GERA Focal person

-Human resource officer.

-University Secretary

-Chairperson Academic staff Association

6 Months
Paternity leave It is silent Provide and Increase on paternity leave to 14 days given to male staff Creating awareness that paternity leave exists at BSU and male staff should utilize it. -University GERA focal person

-Human resource officer.

-University Secretary

-Chairperson Academic staff Association

6 Months
Day care centre Documented but not in operation An equipped and operational day care centre in a secure environment Sensitizing the University management on the urgent need of an operational day care centre. -University GERA focal person

-Human resource officer.

-University Secretary

1 year
 

Sexual harassment

 

 

The policy is Silent Sexual harassment free learning environment Sensitizing both the students and staff about the importance of the policy. -Guild minister of gender

-Quality assurance

-The University Secretary

-University counsellor

-University Human Resource

6 months
 

Enrolment

 

 

More male students in science and law courses than females.

More females in arts courses

Gender Balanced enrolment across all courses Sensitizing BSU community about mindset change.

Massive publicity, and advertising of university programs on radios, local televisions and newspapers

-The Academic registrar

-PRO

-GERA focal person

-Deans of Faculties

-Heads of departments

1 year
 

 

Drop out

 

Some students both males and females drop out due to drug abuse, alcoholism, unplanned pregnancies, gambling activities, relationship failures 100% Completion Conducting “Complete the course campaign” among students.

Guidance and counselling sessions.

Parents’ sensitization

-Students’ liaison committee

-Dean of students

-Guild minister of education

-The Academic Registrar

-University Counsellor

-University Chaplain

-PRO

-GERA focal person

 

6 months
 

Ethical code of conduct

 

 

Unfair hearing and non-uniform judgement Fair application of ethical code of conduct

 

Creating awareness among students and staff about what entails the code of conduct. Quality Assurance officer

University Secretary

University Human resource

GERA Focal person

Deans of faculties

Dean of students

6 months
Management  

Majority females are in low administrative positions and in support staff. There are more males in top administrative positions.

Gender balance in top, low administrative positions and in academic staff positions Gender balanced vacancy advertising and recruiting process -GERA focal person

-University secretary

-Heads of Departments

 

 

1 year
Gender department and Platform Not in place yet. Establishment of Gender studies department and platform Requesting for an office space

Developing gender-based programs

-GERA focal person

-Regional Coordinators

-Deans of Faculties

-Academic Registrar

1 year

 

Donath Asiimire

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