Dear Colleagues: I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Margaret Shih, effective July 1, 2019, as the next Associate Vice Chancellor, BruinX (“AVC”). BruinX is the multidisciplinary research and development unit within UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. I am thrilled that Professor Shih has agreed to join my Office in…
PEN America, a nonprofit organization working to defend and celebrate free expression in the United States and worldwide, recently published their Campus Free Speech Guide. The Guide highlights EDI resources on free speech and provides practical, principled guidance for how campuses can best remain open to all voices.
On July 31, 2019, UC President Janet Napolitano shared new versions of the following policies and procedures: 1) Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Policy, 2) PACAOS Appendix E: SVSH Student Investigation and Adjudication Framework, 3) SVSH Investigation and Adjudication Framework for Senate and Non-Senate Faculty, and 4) SVSH Investigation and Adjudication Framework for Staff and Non-Faculty Academic Personnel.
UCLA Campus Human Resources announced the launch of a new website, “Supporting Nursing Mothers at UCLA”. The site features information pertinent to nursing mothers, including personnel policies, benefits, forms, campus and community resources, frequently asked questions, and the most current campus lactation map.
Roughly a year ago I launched CrossCheck, an online platform I’ve used to change the way we think and talk about equity, diversity and inclusion in the University. My number one goal has been to encourage all of us to “up our game” with respect to our discourse about equity, diversity and inclusion and to insist that we go beyond soundbites, caricatures and slogans. This year I am excited to launch CrossCheck Live. Same CrossCheck commitments—but “live.” This new format will allow us to tap into and dialogue with UCLA’s extraordinary pool of talent, including you.
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Student Affairs have organized three events during the week of October 16 that will enable UCLA students, staff, faculty, alumni, community members, and friends of the University to listen to, reflect on, and express diverse perspectives and opinions about free speech and its role in the life of our democracy—and the life of UCLA. We look forward to and welcome your presence and participation.