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Academic Affairs Staff Diversity Plan (June 2005) Academic Affairs is a very large and highly decentralized organization, with a culture of local
 

Summary: Academic Affairs Staff Diversity Plan (June 2005)
Academic Affairs is a very large and highly decentralized organization, with a culture of local
administrative authority. Over the last ten years, the divisional structure has been beefed up and
fortified with resources and management expertise and this has begun to shift the culture in
important ways. Any plan to successfully develop and implement meaningful AA/EO strategies
needs to recognize the culture and development of the organization. The Academic Affairs staff
AA/EO 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 as well as resources.
Awareness, Education and Feedback
First and foremost, Academic Affairs engages in a continuous effort to promote awareness of
UCSD's equal employment/affirmative action (EO/AA) policy. Under the leadership of the
Senior Vice Chancellor, key administrators from Academic Affairs units meet to advise and
consult with staff 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
representatives from each department/unit), HR Advisory Group (lead HR representatives from
each academic division and major unit), 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

  

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

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine