Welcome to the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Anti Racism and Equity (CCCAE) at UC Merced
The Chancellor’s Council on Climate, Anti-Racism and Equity CCCAE reports up to both Chancellor and EVC/P with a charge of developing and implementing accountability measures for campus-wide initiatives aimed at combating racism and provides oversite for the Valuing Black Lives initiatives.
The Office of Equity, Justice and Inclusive Excellence (EJIE) reconstituted the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Campus Climate and Inclusion (CCCI) into a Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Campus Climate, Antiracism and Equity (CCCAE) that will include student, staff and faculty representatives from diverse groups.
2022-2023 CCCAE Meeting Schedule:
- October, 6th
- November, 9th
- December, 7th
- January, 25th
- February, 23rd
- March, 23rd
- April, 20th
- May, 25th
All Meetings Occur from 12:00 – 1:00 pm -In Person
The following individuals serve on the Council on Climate, Culture, Anti-Racism and Equity (CCCAE) for the 2022-2023 academic year:
Hector Cuevas, CCCAE Chair, Assistant Director, Office of Leadership, Service, Career – firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Sindi, Chair and Professor of Applied Mathematics – email@example.com
Hector Escalante, University Ombudsperson - firstname.lastname@example.org – Ex – Officio
Vanessa Hauser, Associate Director, Office of Student Rights and Responsibility - email@example.com
Daniel Mello, Non-Senate Faculty of Psychology - firstname.lastname@example.org
Koto Babaguchi, Graduate Student – email@example.com
Kate Larios, Undergraduate Student – Katelarios92@gmail.com
Demitra Borrero, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator -firstname.lastname@example.org
Hala Alnagar – Inclusive Excellence Initiatives Coordinator – email@example.com - Ex – Officio
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.