Institutional Culture

We believe that the institutional culture in higher education needs to be transformed from one that is centred around Eurocentric norms, to one that is culturally democratic. Within a dominant Eurocentric culture whiteness prevails, creating privilege for those racialized as White and disadvantage for staff and students of colour.
Disparities can be seen in the under-representation of academics of colour at senior levels and by the degree attainment gap that exists where students of colour are less likely to receive a first or upper second class degree than White students.
Whiteness is reinforced through  language and terminology, the curriculum, the way that knowledge is validated and through policy, academic and operational practices.