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
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
- Berkeley - Civil and Environmental Engineering, English, Goldman School of Public Policy, Italian Studies, Political Science, Spanish and Portuguese
- Davis - Earth and Planetary Sciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Pediatrics, Plant Sciences
Berkeley - East Asian Languages and Cultures, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Integrative Biology, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (Studio), Berkeley School of Education, School of Social Welfare, Statistics
Tracy Pascua Dea, Academic Climate Program Director
Sponsoring and Collaborating Units: Division of Academic Planning, Division of Equity & Inclusion, Graduate Division, Vice Provost for Faculty
Emily Bryant, Project Coordinator, Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare
Karie Frasch, Director, Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare
Marc Goulden, Director of Data Initiatives
Sharon Inkelas, Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty; Special Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor on Campus Welfare; Distinguished Professor of Linguistics
Amy Scharf, Director, Faculty and Departmental Diversity Initiatives, Division of Equity and Inclusion
Liat Wexler, Prevention Manager, Faculty & Staff, PATH to Care Center, Division of Equity and Inclusion
Sponsoring and Collaborating Units: Academic Affairs, Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Philip Kass, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs; Distinguished Professor of Analytic Epidemiology,Population Health and Reproduction (Veterinary Medicine), and Public Health Sciences (Medicine)
Binnie Singh, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Sponsoring and Collaborating Units: Office of Diversity and Outreach
Renee Navarro, Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach; Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care
Elizabeth Ozer, Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Equity; Professor of Pediatrics