Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.82
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date March 28, 2018
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University of California, Irvine
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Douglas Haynes
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Inclusive Excellence
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

OFFICE OF INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE
The Office of Inclusive Excellence oversees institutional accountability, mounts education and training programs, conducts responsive research, and builds partnerships with universities and colleges dedicated to inclusive excellence. This office fosters and fortifies a campus culture in which faculty and students alike expect equity, support diversity and practice inclusion.
Website URL: http://inclusion.uci.edu

OFFICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY
OEOD is responsible for the university’s compliance with federal and state laws and university policies and procedures regarding discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence and retaliation, as well as the university’s affirmative action obligations as a federal contractor. In addition, OEOD works to promote and integrate the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination and inclusive excellence through sexual harassment/discrimination prevention trainings, diversity programs, complaint resolution, consultation on EEO/AA and diversity-related issues, as well as collaborations with other departments and organizations across the university and broader community on initiatives that curtail sex offenses, sexual harassment and discrimination, and advance inclusive excellence.
Website URL: http://www.oeod.uci.edu

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CAMPUS CLIMATE, CULTURE & INCLUSION
As part of a UC-wide initiative, this multi-constituency advisory committee monitors and considers the interpersonal and intergroup atmosphere on campus, and advises the chancellor on ways to further the spirit of inclusion and community.
Website URL: https://chancellor.uci.edu/campus-climate/index.php


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
All

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
All

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
All

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

All UCI students, staff, and faculty participate in cultural competence trainings and activities.

The Multicultural Studies and International/Global Issues GE Requirements are activities that help all undergraduate students build the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. The Multicultural Studies and International/Global Issues GE Requirements also complement UCI’s status as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) (http://inclusion.uci.edu/msi/ ). The U.S. Department of Education has named UCI a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Per the UCI Division of Career Pathways Career Readiness skills matrix, all UCI students are to develop “Intercultural Fluency,” defined as the skill to “value, respect, learn from, and interact with people from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, religions, nationalities, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.” See General Education (GE) Requirements below.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) administers trainings and activities that help all graduate students, all staff, and all faculty build the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to work effectively in cross-cultural situations OEOD provides online and instructor‐led programs in preventing and responding to acts of discrimination, harassment and sex offense to satisfy the University of California required training for faculty, staff, graduate students and new undergraduate students. See Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) Training & Educational Programs below.

STUDENTS
-- Integrated Freshman Seminar Series on Bias, Prejudice, and Bigotry
The purpose of this seminar series is to provide students with a conceptual vocabulary about bias, prejudice and bigotry in society while equipping them with a greater awareness of campus resources for promoting a culture of inclusive excellence for all. Total maximum enrollment per academic year is 45 students.
Website URL:
http://inclusion.uci.edu/integrated-freshman-seminar-series-bias-prejudice-bigotry/

General Education (GE) Requirements
-- Multicultural Studies: This requirement develops students’ awareness and appreciation of the history, society, and/or culture of one or more underrepresented groups in California and the United States.
Website: http://catalogue.uci.edu/informationforadmittedstudents/requirementsforabachelorsdegree/#MulticulturalStudies

-- International/Global Issues: Courses in this category focus on significant cultural, economic, geographical, historical, political, and/or sociological aspects of one or more countries other than the United States.
Website:
http://catalogue.uci.edu/informationforadmittedstudents/requirementsforabachelorsdegree/#InternationalGlobalIssues

STAFF (INCLUDING ADMINISTRATORS)
--Diversity Affinity Groups
These groups foster cross-departmental social interaction, professional networking, cultural competency activities, recruiting and mentoring. Diversity affinity groups also offer the UCI community at large an opportunity to consult with group members as an information resource. Total participation per academic year is variable. Some staff and faculty engage in trainings and activities that help participants build the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.
Website URL: http://www.oeod.uci.edu/resources/affinity.php

FACULTY
UCI ADVANCE Program
This program carries out the campus's commitment to gender equity and diversity among faculty through a team of equity advisors who monitor recruitment activities, coordinate advising for career advancement, and counsel faculty regarding equity, including salary. Total participants per academic year is 18.
Website URL: http://inclusion.uci.edu/advance/

Institute for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
By bringing together key stakeholders from academic schools and student affairs to review goals, metrics, and strategies for inclusive excellence, the institute program is designed to improve coordination, communication and collaboration, in order to enhance student success in all of our academic programs.Total participants per academic year is approximately 100 staff and faculty.
Website URL: http://inclusion.uci.edu/institute/

Academy for Inclusive Excellence
The academy program is built around UCI’s signature peer-to-peer model of faculty engagement for inclusive excellence across all fields and disciplines. Breakout sessions are organized around the specific roles of ADVANCE Equity Advisors and the DECADE Graduate Program Mentors. Topics include faculty recruitment and retention, as well as graduate student admissions and degree completion. In equipping faculty to lead through inclusive excellence, these sessions are informed by critical components of institutional accountability, namely goals, metrics and strategies.Total participants per academic year is approximately 85 faculty.
Website URL: http://inclusion.uci.edu/academy/

ALL (INCLUDING STUDENTS, STAFF/ADMINISTRATORS AND FACULTY)
--Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) Training & Educational Programs
OEOD provides online and instructor-led training programs in preventing and responding to acts of discrimination, harassment and sex offense to satisfy the University of California required training for faculty, staff, graduate students and new undergraduate students. Also, OEOD offered updated and new diversity training programs including: Cross-cultural communication and diversity leadership; Identifying bias and micro-aggressions; Mindfulness in a diverse community; Diversity in Medicine course; Diversity Development Program; and Diversity Talks by the Bench. For example, OEOD reports that UCI had a high compliance rate (i.e., all graduate students, most undergraduate students, most staff, and most faculty) including the following for 2016-17: 4,475 graduate students (100%); 9,059 new undergraduate students (100%); 91% non-supervisory employees; and 88% faculty and supervisors. In total, OEOD provided 84 instructor-led programs reaching 2,364 people. Visit: http://www.oeod.uci.edu/report/OEOD_YER_2016-17.pdf

Additionally, effective 1 January 2016, all employees (i.e., all staff and all faculty), including student employees (i.e., some students), are required to receive sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention training annually. Visit: http://www.oeod.uci.edu/sho/faq_svsh.php

--Campus Ally & Awareness Training Opportunities
Ally & Awareness Training Opportunities are dedicated to raising awareness about the intersectionality of student experience on campus. Dedicated programs include: Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE); Counseling Center; Cross-Cultural Center; Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience (DECADE); Disability Services Center; Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation; DREAM Center; LGBT Resource Center; Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity (OEOD); and Veteran Services Center. Total participation per academic year is variable. Some students, staff and faculty complete trainings and activities that help participants build the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Visit: http://inclusion.uci.edu/ally-sensitivity-training/

For example, ACTIVE is a leadership development program that prepares students to facilitate workshops for the campus community. Approximately 25 students enroll in two-quarter long for-credit classes. Students learn to engage in critical conversations and become leaders in their communities as they prepare to take action against social injustices. The program gives students the background and tools to organize around issues they care about creating a space of learning, empowerment, and healing for all students in the process. Students have the opportunity to assist with organizing campus-wide events such as Deconstruction Zone. Topics covered in the ACTIVE Program include xenophobia, anti-Blackness, and intersectionality among many others. Visit: https://ccc.uci.edu/programs/education-empowerment.php

Also, the Diversity Development Program celebrates the diversity that exists in the UCI community and focuses on the dynamics essential to a harmonious environment. Participants have an opportunity to explore differences in background and identities and find common ground for supporting diversity and inclusion at UCI. This 25-hour certificate program underscores the importance of faculty and staff commitment to diversity, which has implications for recruitment and retention, patient satisfaction, supervisor effectiveness, employee morale and community development. The program is interactive, and includes exercises designed to promote full participation. Program content and skill building activities include: Core workshops dealing with diversity at UCI, Topics that reflect issues specific to various groups in the UCI community, and Multicultural activities and events (e.g., open forums, social/cultural events). Visit: http://www.oeod.uci.edu/programs/ddp.php


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Joseph Morales, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships in the Office of Inclusive Excellence, assisted in providing information for this credit.

There are multiple websites referenced within this credit. Each provides information in support of UCI's response.

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