DEIBlueprint is a multi-campus pilot project at the University of California aimed at fostering healthy academic department climates by creating an easy-to-use process - a blueprint! - that sets departments up for success in assessing and addressing issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Berkeley    -    Davis    -    San Francisco

Overview

As unique microcosms within larger university structures, academic departments play a significant role in building and maintaining a healthy climate. Departments typically do not have the expertise or time to effectively diagnose and address climate concerns. Ad hoc approaches can inadvertently cause harm, engender mistrust, or create a more negative environment for constituents.

DEIBlueprint seeks to make departments more inclusive for all by providing a step-by-step approach that includes a customizable climate survey “question bank” assessment tool to identify climate issues, and a standardized, affordable “toolkit” to help departments appropriately implement solutions to identified challenges.

DEIBlueprint will be implemented with participating departments across the three UC campuses (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC San Francisco). Departments were chosen based on having a range of disciplines and sizes, as well as sufficient demographic diversity among its students, staff, and faculty. Additionally, departments were selected based on their likely ability to effectively participate in the pilot program and to benefit from it. Learn more about the program from our grant proposal.

The DEIBlueprint Approach

Program Team

Tracy Pascua Dea, Academic Climate Program Director


Berkeley

Emily Bryant, Project Coordinator, Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare

Karie Frasch, Director, Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare at Berkeley

Marc Goulden, Director of Data Initiatives at Berkeley

Sharon Inkelas, Associate Vice ProvostAssociate Vice Provost, Faculty Equity

Amy Scharf, Director, Faculty and Departmental Diversity Initiatives, Division of Equity and Inclusion

Liat Wexler, Prevention Manager, Faculty & Staff, PATH to Care Center

Davis

Philip Kass, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

Binnie Singh, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

San Francisco

Renee Navarro, Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach/Faculty

Elizabeth Ozer, Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Equity/Faculty