Academic Affairs-Action Oriented Programs, Activities, and Plan 2004-2005, 2005-2006
Dissemination and Training of EO/AA Policy
Academic Affairs is a very large and highly decentralized organization, with a culture of local
administrative authority. The Academic Affairs equal employment/affirmative action (EO/AA)
plan emphasizes a collaborative relationship between the SVCAA, divisions and operating units.
There is a focus on awareness and education, providing information to help managers make good
decisions and developing local accountability.
Under the leadership of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs engages in a continuous
effort to promote awareness of UCSD's EO/AA policy. Key administrators from SVCAA meet
regularly with unit managers to advise and consult on EO/AA issues. Information and training is
disseminated in a variety of ways, including regular meetings of the Academic Affairs HR
Contact Group, HR Advisory Group, Academic Business Administrators (ABA), and divisional
business officer and departmental faculty and staff meetings. These groups review relevant
University policies and campus procedures and discuss strategies for implementing the
Academic Affairs affirmative action program. EO/AA policy and diversity resources are also
disseminated via the Academic Affairs HR website.
Monthly meetings of the Academic Affairs HR Contact Group provide HR representatives from
each department/unit with information and training that allows them to foster an environment