RECOMMENDATION FOUR<br>Universities should commission an independent, expert-led review of existing university policies and response pathways in relation to sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Universities should commission an independent, expert-led review of existing university policies and response pathways in relation to sexual assault and sexual harassment.
- In June 2018, following a competitive procurement process, Worklogic were appointed by the University to conduct the independent, expert-led review. In October 2018, Worklogic completed their independent review. The results of the report commended the University, noting various strengths in our current response pathways, but also highlighted where we have more work to do. Monash has implemented all recommendations.
- After significant consultation throughout 2017, by February 2018 the student general misconduct (which includes sexual misconduct) disciplinary process was centralised with a new Office of Student Conduct established and revised student general misconduct policy and procedures.
- Following the establishment of guidelines in 2018, in October 2019 further revisions were made to our student general misconduct policy and principles, which including the Guidelines being adapted into a Procedure with external expert advice from Worklogic: