CVCP paper dubbed 'a missed opportunity'

July 7, 2000

Disabled academics have criticised plans to improve equal opportunities as a "lame" missed opportunity.

A group, led by Sheffield Hallam University professor Cedric Pugh, has warned that a consultation paper from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals is not ambitious enough, and neglects ethnic minority and disability issues.

The paper, Improving Equal Opportunities for Higher Education Staff, details plans for a new full-time Equality Action Group, to be set up jointly with the Higher Education Funding Council with Pounds 2.5 million for the first five years.

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