Summary: Academic Affairs Staff Affirmative Action Program Activities 2005-2006 and Plan 2006-2007
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
that promotes the UCSD Principles of Community as well as general good business practices.
Topics from the last year included: How to Make a Successful Job Offer, Flexible Work