Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.35
Liaison Mo Lovegreen
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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University of California, Santa Barbara
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Jewel Snavely
Campus Sustainability Coordinator, TGIF Grants Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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?:

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:

The Campus has an Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Academic Policy, who generally oversees campus efforts to support faculty diversity. The campus also has the Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention (EODP) Office, which among other things, is responsible for creating and implementing the Campus Affirmative Action Plan, and in that role, oversees all academic recruitments, and monitors academic and staff waivers to open and competitive recruitments. Both the AVC for Diversity and the EODP Office also provide education and training for search committees regarding affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity, and engage in interventions with regard to cultural climate issues.
There are several committees on the UCSB campus whose mission is to promote diversity and equity and who work in conjunction with each other. Three of the central committees include:
The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women
The Chancellor's Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion
The Academic Senate Committee on Diversity and Equity

The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women is an administrative committee that has existed on campus since the mid 1970's. It draws its membership from faculty, staff, and students on campus, and standing members include the director of the Women's Center, our Title IX Coordinator and Sexual Harassment Officer, chair(s) from the Senior Women's Council, and chair(s) from the Professional Women's Association. The charge of CACSW is to advise and consult with the Chancellor about concerns and issues regarding the status of women at UC Santa Barbara. The committee engages in the review of drafts of campus and system-wide policies pertaining to campus women (e.g., parental leaves, sexual harassment, gender equity in sports). The CACSW, along with the Women's Center, organizes a panel discussion, "Demystifying the Tenure Process," for junior faculty women on a yearly basis. The CACSW conducts meetings and investigations on issues including leadership, governance, representation of women in faculty and key administrative positions, pay equity, career equity review, work/life, staff-student ratio, Title IX, safety, student parent registration, diversity training, and female graduate student representation, employment, and mentorship. Since 1997, CACSW has met annually with the Chancellor and his Vice-Chancellors to discuss a yearly report on the status of women.

The Chancellor's Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion
UC President Mark Yudof recently formed a system-wide Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion (http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/23577)
to address challenges in enhancing and sustaining a tolerant, inclusive environment on all UC campuses. The Council's first meeting was held June 30, 2010. UCSB also has a Campus Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion. It is chaired by Chancellor Yang and composed of faculty, students, staff, administrative personnel, community representation, and ex-officio members, which includes academic deans. The purpose of the advisory council is to:
• Provide ongoing evaluation of campus climate conditions, practices, and policies.
• Suggest measures that will support the goals of inclusion and community, especially including measures reflecting promising practices from elsewhere in UC and the nation.
• Coordinate its analyses, recommendations, and other work with related work of any entities created by faculty, staff, students, or neighboring communities.
• Fulfill other campus-specific responsibilities identified by the Chancellor.
• Respond to queries and suggestions from the President's Advisory Council.

The Academic Senate Committee on Diversity and Equity
Purpose: To work towards attaining the campus goals of diversity and equity and to actively pursue the goals of affirmative action.
Duties: The Committee promotes campus diversity and equity, ensuring the equal treatment of women, ethnic minorities, individuals of diverse sexual orientations, individuals with disabilities, and other members of the campus community. In meeting this charge, the committee may initiate studies on campus diversity and equity, using data collected from all campus sources; formulate and disseminate recommendations on any matter influencing campus diversity and equity; and address matters involving the hiring, employment, educational, and social circumstances of faculty, staff, and students.

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

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

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

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

UCSB offers several formal and informal training and activities on cultural competence. The Supervisory Certificate Program includes modules on diversity, accessibility (for people with physical and mental disabilities), and sexual harassment: http://hr.ucsb.edu/tod/scp.php
All supervisors are also required to take regular online training in sexual harassment. Here is a description of the "Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors":
California law (AB1825) requires two hours of mandatory sexual harassment prevention education on a bi-annual basis for all supervisory employees. In addition to staff supervisors, most academic employees (including all faculty) have been identified as having supervisory authority for the purposes of this law, and as such, are required to receive the training. New supervisory employees must receive the training within six months of their assumption of a supervisory position. This training also includes information on other protected statuses including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and age.

Through the Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention (EODP) Office, the Campus also offers Search Committee Briefings which include education on Implicit Bias.
UCSB also offers many cultural and diversity oriented programs and support services, including lectures and workshops. They are not mandatory. Listing of diversity events: http://diversity.evc.ucsb.edu/events/

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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