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At UC San Diego, we are establishing processes and structures that emphasize accountability to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We know that when we prioritize transparency and trust within our community, greater student, faculty, and staff success is possible in all areas of campus life. Through a collective impact approach and a University-wide commitment to equity-minded data collection, we are moving closer to becoming a campus that embodies inclusive excellence in all that we do.  


Expanding Accountability Through Data 

We recognize our responsibility to approach data use with an equity-minded lens to protect our most vulnerable campus community members. We are working toward achieving inclusive excellence through our innovative accountability reporting process to support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence: Accountability Process: Expanded 

The new iteration of the Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence: Accountability Process (Accountability Process) is a collective impact effort that combines elements of the prior accountability process, the Equity in the Major program review initiative, and the UC-wide SEA Change Initiative. The Accountability Process will now encompass three reporting cycles: academic units (including department chairs for the first time), non-academic units, and the Scripps Institution for Oceanography with Health and Health Sciences units.

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In the 2022 iteration, units were asked to report on how they contribute to achieving our goal of becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution (federal designation) and accomplishing the goals of our Black Academic Excellence Initiative, and in 2023, unit leaders are asked how they are supporting the implementation of the UC Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy. The campus-wide efforts reported at our 2021 Strategic Accountability meetings were summarized in our 2022 EDI Best Practices report. 


petitt.jpgBecky R. Petitt, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

Frank-Silva.jpgFrank Silva, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

K-Kilanski.jpgKristine Kilanski, PhD, Director, Equity Research & Analytics, Institutional Research

Vanessa-Haro.jpegVanessa Haro, MSW, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 


  • We are currently going into the third iteration of the Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence: Accountability Process comprised of three reporting cycles with more granularity and asking unit leaders to share how they have and will support university-wide goals to create a more inclusive UC San Diego. 
  • "In addition to creating UC San Diego’s first-ever Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence, Petitt has started a process to work with each vice chancellor and academic dean to discover where they are in their efforts to support diversity and inclusion. Each year the discussions become more targeted—first looking at the unit overall and then focusing on what each department has achieved and gaps that remain." - "Vice Chancellor Becky R. Petitt: Leading Transformational Change," UC San Diego Today

Academics@UCSD™ Survey 

In 2020, the Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion (FDI) launched the first Academics@UCSD™ survey, sponsored by the Offices of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. The survey tool was designed by the Office of Operational Strategic Initiatives (OSI) in collaboration with FDI, Institutional Research (IR), Academic Personnel Services (APS), and with faculty input. The survey asked questions related to academic welfare; department values, culture, and effectiveness; equity, diversity and inclusion; interpersonal behaviors; reward structures; and satisfaction with UC San Diego.


K-Kilanski.jpgKristine Kilanski, PhD, Director, Equity Research & Analytics, Institutional Research

MarDestinee-Perez.jpgMarDestinee Perez, MS, Director, Faculty Diversity and Inclusion 



Staff@Work Survey 

The Staff@Work Survey at UC San Diego was the first of its kind in the UC system. It was developed to invite staff members to anonymously share their experiences and perspectives about working at UC San Diego. Distributed annually, the survey has contributed to our efforts to improve the workplace climate across all units on campus. The survey measures the following:

  • Satisfaction with the university
  • Department mission and goals
  • Department diversity and climate
  • Department effectiveness
  • Supervisor effectiveness
  • Employee effectiveness


Angela-Song.pngAngela Song, PhD, Senior Director of Organizational Assessments and Strategy, Office of Strategic Initiatives  


  • According to the 2022 Staff@Work Survey:
    • 83% of staff perceive that their department actively supports a diverse work environment. This is a similar rate to 2018 (82%). 
    • 70% of staff members are satisfied with diversity-related programs and services offered within their departments, a statistically significant increase from when the question was first posed in 2020. 
    • 69% of staff members perceive that top university leadership is committed to diversity. 

Investment in EDI Leadership 

We are holding ourselves accountable as an institution to put our vision into practice by investing in leaders, committees, and faculty to oversee the progress of equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts across the disciplines. 

Examples of Units and Departments with EDI Committees 

Through a collective impact approach, we are transforming UC San Diego across units and departments. The following are examples of units and departments with committees dedicated to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion:

Examples of EDI-Dedicated Roles on Campus 

Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion at UC San Diego is everyone's responsibility, and we can only do so when our leaders pave the way. Across campus, we have several members of the Triton community who are dedicated to promoting EDI initiatives, as well as addressing bias and discrimination. See below for a list of EDI-dedicated roles at UC San Diego:

Dr.-Gilberto-Mosqueda.jpgGilberto Mosqueda, PhD, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Jacobs School of Engineering 

Jessica-Graham.jpgJessica Graham, PhD, Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, School of Arts and Humanities  

Maria-Rosario-Happy-Araneta.jpgMaria Rosario (Happy) Araneta, PhD, MPH, Associate Dean of Diversity and Community Partnerships, Health Sciences: School of Medicine

Keiara AuzennejpgKeiara Auzenne, JD, MBA, Director of Diversity Initiatives, Scripps Institute of Oceanography   

Dominic-Cooper.jpgDominic Cooper, Project Manager for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Health Sciences-Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 

CrystalCene.jpgCrystal Wiley Cené, MD, Chief Administrative Officer for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, UC San Diego Health   

Dr.-Amanda-Datnow.jpgAmanda Datnow, PhD, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, School of Social Sciences 

Dr.-Sonia-Jain.jpegSonia Jain, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science

raquel_aparicio.jpgRaquel Aparicio, MS, Director of Student Outreach and Engagement, Enrollment Management