Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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University of California, San Diego
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Linda Greene
Vice Chancellor
VC-EQUITY DIVERSITY
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the student body:

There are many academic programs, student groups, as well as center and university-sponsored efforts that help support underrepresented groups within the student body.

With regard to academic programs, there are many majors and minors that focus on underrepresented groups in academia. These majors and minors include: African American Studies Minor, Chicano Latino Arts & Humanities minor, Chinese Studies, Critical Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, German Studies, International Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian and Soviet Studies, and Third World Studies.

There are also many student groups on campus that support underrepresented students on campus such as the Black Student Union, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana Y Chicano de Aztlan, Queer People of Color, and the Mixed Student Union. A full list of the groups can be found at http://ccc.ucsd.edu/affiliates.asp, http://tonga.ucsd.edu/studentorgregistration/RdOnlyList.aspx?frmFocus=13, and http://tonga.ucsd.edu/studentorgregistration/RdOnlyList.aspx?frmFocus=3.

There are also many different centers on campus that help to support underrepresented groups within the student body: Cross Cultural Center, International Center, LBGT Resource Center, The Women’s Center, and the Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service (SPACES). There are also many university-sponsored efforts such as the Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS), Academic Affirmative Action, and the Center for Student Involvement. A full list of all of the campus centers and university-sponsored efforts can be found at http://diversity.ucsd.edu/resources/index.html.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the faculty:

UC San Diego has authorized 33 new faculty searches for the 2010-2011 year, 12 of which (36%) are specifically identified to contribute to diversity, equity and climate of inclusion at UC San Diego. This is above and beyond the six unfilled faculty positions that the university originally agreed to reactivate to advance diversity. In addition, a special pool of seven faculty positions has been established for 2010-2011 to respond to opportunities that emerge throughout the year. A priority for this pool of employees will be academically qualified applicants who will promote and advance UC San Diego’s commitment to diversity initiatives.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the staff:

Among the many programs sponsored by UCSD are the Staff Equal Opportunity Enrichment Program, which provides funding to individuals and departments for training that will aid employees in achieving their career goals; and Career Connection, which is a comprehensive career development program consisting of career development workshops, mentoring, career consultations, internships and training funds for staff that have been promoted. The University also supports a broad array of affiliation groups.


The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :

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