Equal Opportunities Office
Goethe University's goal is to establish equal opportunities throughout all areas of the university and to change university structures in the sense of a gender- and diversity-sensitive organizational culture. Responsible for the implementation of equal opportunities at the central level is the Equal Opportunities Office with its work areas Equal Opportunities, Family & Dual Career, and Diversity & Antidiscrimination. With the Central Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plan 2019-2024 (german) and the Offensive "Goethe University = Opportunities" aimed at raising awareness, all organizational units are called upon to create gender-, family- and diversity-sensitive structures and processes in their work areas.
Founding event: Network for R3 female scientists* and newly appointed professors* at Goethe University Frankfurt on Wednesday, 08.12.2021 from 18.00 to 20.30 (virtual). The network complements the existing arrival and welcome culture at Goethe University with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. It offers target groups a special range of strategic networking, tailored workshops and collegial advice. Further information in German can be found here.
The Equal Opportunity Office of Goethe University publishes a short and compact guide to complement the german brochure "Gender and Diversity Sensitive Leadership Culture - A Handbook for Managers and University Leadership" (german). The guide uses eight typical, recurring leadership situations to show how gender-inclusive and diversity-sensitive leadership can look in concrete terms. Managers in teaching, research and administration can use it to reflect on their attitude to leadership of employees and at the same time professionalize their gender and diversity competence. The Quick Guide Recommendations for a gender-responsive and diversity-conscious leadership is available here.This is an accessible digital document.
HMWK funds projects on "Dimensions of the Category Gender - Women's and Gender Studies in Hessen".
The Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts (HMWK) is funding 2022 research projects on the focus: "Dimensions of the Category Gender - Women's and Gender Studies in Hessen". Subject to budgetary constraints, funding in the amount of 300,000€ has been earmarked for the research focus. Research proposals (new as well as continuation proposals) can be submitted until November 30, 2021. Further information on the call documents in German can be found here.
TOTAL E-QUALITY: Goethe University receives award again for promoting equality and diversity (german)
The jury of Total Equality Deutschland e. V. has decided this year again that Goethe University Frankfurt will receive the TOTAL E-QUALITY award (german) for equal opportunities and the Add-On Diversity. This is the fourth time that Goethe University has been recognized for its commitment to achieving equal opportunities.
Gender-inclusive language guidelines - quick guide
The Equal Opportunities Office of Goethe University publishes a guideline for gender-inclusive and diversity-sensitive language. It contains basic information and examples of application for the university context. The short version in English "Gender-inclusive language guidelines - quick guide" is available here. A long version of the Gender-inclusive language guidelines can be found in german here.
Recommendation for gender-inclusive and diversity-sensitive language (german).
The Equal Opportunities Office of Goethe University publishes a recommendation for gender-inclusive and diversity-sensitive language. It contains basic information and examples of application for the university context.You can access the language recommendation in German here.
It goes without saying that the rules of an appreciative, respectful and anti-discriminatory communication culture apply in the virtual space just as they do in personal communication. Since these rules have unfortunately often not been observed in recent months, teachers can find important tips here on the communication culture in virtual teaching as well as a template for a code of conduct for students.
AI-Archive 03: Mapping Digital Queer* Mobilizations (Workshop)
November 16th 2021, 6 - 8 pm- Organized by Queergehört
Sex Work is Work
November 23rd 2021, 6 - 8 pm - Organized by Queergehört
Body Politics – A Reflection on Bodily Autonomy and Sex Characteristics from an Intersex South African Perspective
November 30th 2021, 6 - 8 pm - Organized by Queergehört
No Romo – On Love Beyond Romance (en)
December 7th 2021, 6 - 8 pm - Organized by Queergehört
Publications in english:
- Recommendations for a gender-responsive and diversity-conscious leadership culture – quick guide (2021)
- Gender-inclusive language guidelines – quick guide (2021)
- Potential for better research and academia (2016)
- Guide to Active Recruiting (2018)
A complete list of publications from the Equal Opportunities Office in german can be found here.