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Academic Affairs Staff Affirmative Action Program Activities (2008-09) and Plan (2009-10)

Summary: Academic Affairs Staff Affirmative Action Program
Activities (2008-09) and Plan (2009-10)
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. We believe that working together and
communicating effectively in our culturally diverse environment is essential to the mission of
the university, and one of our major goals is to educate our business officers, hiring managers
and HR contacts on the importance and benefits of diversity.
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. Issues of affirmative action are
also discussed in various subcommittees of these groups, such as the ABA-HR and ABA-
Professional Development committees. Academic Affairs' Director of Staff Human Resources is
our lead professional staff member for this area, and he and his staff are active participants on


Source: Abagyan, Ruben - School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California at San Diego


Collections: Biology and Medicine