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Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion (CCCI)

Welcome to the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion (CCCI) at UC Merced

This council was created in order to:

  • provide ongoing evaluation of campus climate conditions, practices and policies;
  • suggest measures that will support the goals of inclusion and community, especially including measures reflecting promising practices from elsewhere in UC and the nation;
  • coordinate its analyses, recommendations and other work with related work of any entities created by faculty, staff, students, or neighboring communities; and
  • fulfill other campus-specific responsibilities identified by the Chancellor.
     

Meeting Schedule, 2017:

Campus community members: if you have comments, concerns or ideas regarding UC Merced’s campus climate, the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion (CCCI) wants to hear them.

2017 - 2018  CCCI meetings:

Wednesday, September 20  1pm - 2:30 pm  Location :  KL 397

Wednesday, October 18  1pm - 2:30 pm  Location:  KL 397

Wednesday, November 15  1pm - 2:30 pm  Location:  SSM 117 (Wawona)

 

Meetings will begin with a "public comment" period for 15 minutes. Each speaker will have three minutes to provide their comments. During that time, faculty, staff and students can provide feedback or air issues of concern that affect the learning, working and living environments at UC Merced. CCCI does not investigate issues, nor do they have any enforcement authority.  Comments to the committee will not be immediately responded to, but the issues maybe added to future meeting agendas.  CCCI meetings are PUBLIC meetings and any issues brought before the committee may be considered "notice" to the University.  The committee reserves the right to go into Executive Session.  

“We want campus community members to have a voice and to know that we are listening to their concerns which helps us to stay aware of the current climate,” said Deidre “De” Acker, director of campus climate and co-chair of CCCI.

The advisory council's charge is to:

  • Cultivate an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff and student contributions can be highly regarded:
  • Champion innovative approaches to addressing concerns that result in action and foster a climate that unites faculty, staff and students in shaping an inclusive learning, working and living environment;
  • Encourage a process where everyone is recognized for their service to the campus community; Honor the diversity of the campus community and ensure that distinct voices and viewpoints are heard and woven into the fabric of our rich institution, and
  • Advise campus leaders and the campus community in developing and promoting data- and research-driven best practices to create a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Send questions regarding the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion to Acker atdacker@ucmerced.edu or call 209-228-2598.

UC Merced Principles of Community

The UC Merced Principles of Community were developed by the Chancellor's Advisory Council for Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion in collaboration with the campus community. These principles were issued on March 25, 2014. 
 

Members of the Chancellor's Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion

 
Mariana Abuan
Non-Senate Faculty
 
Deidre "De" Acker, Co-Chair
Director of Campus Climate
 
Violet Barten
Graduate Student
 
Angi Baxter
Women's Program and LGBT Coordinator
 
Gregg Camfield
Vice Provost for the Faculty
 
Wei-Chun Chin
Associate Professor in the School of Engineering
 
Fuji Collins
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Health & Wellness
 
Callale Concon
University Ombuds
 
Yesenia Curiel
Directof CARE Advocacy Office
 
Le'Trice Curl
Director of Student Life & Conduct
 
Annette Garcia
Assistant Dean for Faculty Support, School of Natural Sciences
 
Leilani Kupo
Associate Dean of Students for Education, Equity and Access, Learning Support and
Transition Programs Bright Success Center
 
Onar Primitivo
Coordinator for Social Justice Initiatives
 
Christopher Ramirez - Co-Chair
Lecturer in the Merritt Writing Program
 
 

Background on the UC Systemwide Campus Climate Survey

In recognition of the importance of gauging campus climate in order to create more inclusive and welcoming environments, in 2010, then University of California President Mark G. Yudof formed a President’s Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion charged with monitoring campus progress and metrics, and examining campus practice and policy. Each of the chancellors created similar councils on the ten campuses and, in May 2010, the Regents created the Ad Hoc Committee on Campus Climate.

In 2012, the UC Office of the President commissioned a systemwide campus climate study across the ten UC campuses and three UC Locations (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and UC Office of the President). Working with Rankin & Associates Consulting (R&A), the University created a survey that all members of the 13 locations were invited to complete. More than 104,000 people responded, providing information about their identity and demographics, the climate they personally experience, their perceptions of level of respect, their perceptions of the value of various institutional actions and policies, and their intentions as to graduating from UC or continuing to work at UC.

This study is one part of UC’s ongoing efforts to foster a healthy and inclusive environment for all members of the University community. Each UC location will engage deeply with data from the study in order to develop new actions or initiatives, or enhance existing efforts, that will improve the working, living, and learning environments at the University of California.

FINAL REPORT OF THE CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY

UC MERCED FINAL CLIMATE SURVEY REPORT

CHANCELLOR LELAND'S MESSAGE TO FACULTY & STAFF ON THE CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY - VIEW HERE
 
 
FOR FURTHER RESOURCES INCLUDING CLIMATE SURVEY RESULTS FOR UC SYSTEMWIDE OR OTHER UC LOCATIONS, VISIT:  campusclimate.ucop.edu
 
For questions about the UC Merced Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion, you may contact Campus Climate Director, De Acker Co-Chair of the CCCI Council, at (209) 228-2598 or dacker@ucmerced.edu.
 
For further information about the UC Systemwide Campus Climate Survey, please refer to: campusclimate.ucop.edu.