The Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Practice (CDIP) toolkit is a core resource designed to assist members of the University community promote mutually respectful relationships and translate the University’s policies and intentions into practice.
The CDIP was developed by Flinders University and with permission has been adapted for use by the University of the Sunshine Coast.
The toolkit is designed to support you in monitoring your own practice for strengths and identifying areas for development. It is not a prescriptive, fixed set of practices.
The toolkit can be used by individuals or by small groups to facilitate discussions about:
- reflecting on current practice
- obtaining colleague / student feedback
- review and evaluation
The CDIP toolkit consists of:
- general Information folios provide information across all core activity areas about specific topics relating to cultural diversity. They can be used by all staff and students across the university who wish to reflect on their current practices and/or review and evaluate their cultural competencies.
- teaching and research folios contain strategies and suggestions for enhancing inclusive practices in teaching and research environments. They offer self-assessment tools to assist the reader to reflect on and evaluate current practices and provide links to other resources available. These are aimed at providing Academic staff with the skills to create and maintain culturally inclusive classrooms and curriculum, research and research supervision skills.