Laura Fernandez shares the story behind UCLA's land acknowledgment statement
The UCLA Administration Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey has launched! All staff within UCLA Administration are encouraged to share their opinions via the survey until Friday, November 17, 2023.
Charles Wilcots, Associate Director of Dining (Housing), shares his thoughts on aligning the UCLA True Bruin Values with EDI efforts.
UCLA’s ADA/504 Compliance Officer, Yonit Kovnator, will discuss how to improve the overall accessibility for people with disabilities and give an overview of our obligations and responsibilities, as a community, under the civil rights laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities.
Save the date -- On Jan. 31 at 10 am, Dr. Gonzalez will discuss the findings of UCLA's HSI Task Force: Cultivating the Seeds of Change: Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution.
On Sep. 21 at 3 p.m., Coach Cori Close will speak about how to create an environment where everyone feels safe, seen and heard.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion (referred to jointly as EDI) are three words that have greater importance than the sum of their parts. It captures the culture of any organization in managing a diverse workforce that feels included and has equal opportunities to succeed.
As the inaugural chair of the UCLA Administration Equity Council, I am pleased to serve with my fellow Equity Advisors. The UCLA Administrative Equity Council was formed in April 2021 with the intention to promote an inclusive environment and to aid in the recruitment of talented individuals and the retention of a successful workforce within UCLA Administration.
Embracing the diversity of all those who currently call UCLA their work home as well as for future Bruins is a foundational value that makes us a better organization and better individuals. Welcoming and encouraging an inclusive organization is everyone’s responsibility. Administration cannot achieve our goals if we’re not actively living our values. The Administration Equity Council was established as a way to advocate for promoting an inclusive environment where everyone can excel and support the recruitment and retention of a talented and successful workforce within UCLA Administration.
The UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion is committed to upholding equity, diversity and inclusion and protecting civil rights. EDI provides information and guidance on issues related to Title IX, implicit bias, freedom of speech, and other pressing topics. They also offer year-round events, such as the EDI Speaker Series and panel discussions on recent events, and an online forum highlighting the diverse experiences of people in the UCLA community.
The Title IX Office (T9) is responsible for assessing and investigating reports of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence brought against any member of the campus community. It is one of the units under the Civil Rights Office (CRO).
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The Discrimination Prevention Office (DPO) is responsible for assessing and investigating reports of discrimination or harassment based on race, ancestry, national origin, disability, religion, age, and other categories protected by law and University policy brought against academic personnel. It is one of the units under the Civil Rights Office (CRO).
The Staff Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Office (SD&C) is responsible for assessing and investigating reports of all forms of discrimination or harassment protected by law and University policy brought against staff. It is one of the units under the Civil Rights Office (CRO). To file a complaint, please complete the SDC Complaint Form via the electronic form.
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The Civil Rights Office (CRO) was established in 2020 by UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and is led by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights. It serves UCLA’s campus and the UCLA Health System and is comprised of the following units: Office for the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights (OAVC-CR), Discrimination Prevention Office (DPO), Staff, Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Office (SD&C), and the Title IX Office (T9).
As members of the UCLA community, we all have a responsibility to understand what disabilities are and how people who experience them need support. The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has created a “Supporting Our Disability Community Toolkit” that offers a guide to campus services, resources, clubs and committees, academic programs, accessibility, ableism, disability justice, disability rights, and much more.
Organizations are more successful when they reflect the communities they serve. But what about the leadership within these organizations? How do we create a leadership pipeline that is diverse and equitable?
UCLA Administration managers and supervisors are required to complete the Supervisory Certificate Series as offered through Campus Human Resources (CHR) via in person offerings and/or Learning Management System (LMS) courses. The curriculum includes 8 Foundational Courses and 2 Special Topic Courses. Although each course has EDI applications, the following courses are relevant to training with direct content relating to bias and discrimination:
EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT requires: (1) setting clear expectations; (2) observing and tracking performance; and (3) providing ongoing coaching and feedback. Attention to these steps in the performance management process ensures that (4) performance appraisals, including discussions about development plans, are effective and beneficial to the employee, supervisor and overall organization.
Having a diverse staff enables an organization to understand people from diverse perspectives and creates an atmosphere that supports a variety of ideas, knowledge, processes, and approaches to decision making. If an organization values differences and shows appreciation of diverse skills and backgrounds it will attract talented employees with greater commitment.
The University has made two Systemwide Talent Management eCourses available to the public.
The UC Managing Implicit Bias Series is a six-course online training series on recognizing and reducing the impacts of implicit bias.
The Search Advisory and Hiring Committee Best Practices, is suited for groups engaged in hiring functions, provides an overview of committee chairs and UC hiring policies, and gives several recommendations for an equitable hiring process.
Succession planning is the process of identifying critical positions within your organization and developing an action plan to ensure the right people are in the right jobs, currently, and in the future.
Join the first Administration Equity Council speaker, UCPD Officer London McBride, for his "What is EDI?' talk.
Join us on May 24 from 2–3 p.m, when Professor Daniel G. Solorzano will speak about the pivotal moments, origin stories, and case studies of two areas of his research and practice—Racial Microaggressions and Racial Microaffirmations.