Equity and Inclusion

VCUE Staff Summit

The VCUE Staff Summit is around the corner, scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley. We encourage all staff in the division to attend.

The first half of the summit is focused on welcoming new hires, providing an update on where we are as a Division, and the undergraduate initiative. The second half of the event will be focused on professional development resources 
and staff members will have the opportunity to participate in one of the following sessions:
  • Managing your Career at UC Berkeley
  • Manager Round table
  • Gallup Certified Strengths Skills
The planning committee is busy finalizing the staff summit schedule . The final schedule and logistics will be provided soon. Until then, please encourage your staff to attend and RSVP here.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Cindy Bumgarner at cbumgarner@berkeley.edu directly.

Staff Summit Planning Team

Cindy Bumgarner I Office of the VC for Undergraduate Education
Margo Trunova I Office of the VC for Undergraduate Education
Monica Garcia I Office of the VC for Undergraduate Education
Lindsey Low I University Extension
Christine Mullarkey I Summer Sessions
Jon Crumpler I Educational Technology Services
Kevin Chan I Educational Technology Services

Implementation Team

An Implementation Team was formed in August 2015 that was tasked with carrying out the recommendations listed in the report. They started with three recommendations and are currently working on creating best practices for Exit Interviews, Professional Development and Creating a Sense of Belonging.

We invite you to contact the implementation team at  vcue_eid@lists.berkeley.edu with any questions or concerns.

Division of Undergraduate Education 2015-2016 Equity & Inclusion Implementation Team

Alice Guan | University Extension  
Chetan Chowdhry*  |  Blum Center  for Developing Economies
Cindy Bumgarner  |  Office of the VC for Undergraduate Education
Cole Harry  |  Summer Sessions, Study Abroad & Lifelong Learning
Ed Wright  |  Athletic Study Center  
Jon Crumpler  | Educational Technology Services
Leslie Harlson  | Office of the VC for Undergraduate Education
Monica Garcia  |  Office of the VC for Undergraduate Education
Rex de Guia*  | Student Learning Center

* Implementation Team Co-Chair

A little background-- the Division’s Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan Working Group was formed in winter of 2013. The Working Group comprised nine staff members representing a wide range of units across the Division. Based on a 15-month process of research, surveying, assessment, dialogue and reflection, the report(link is external) conveys recommendations for how the Division of Undergraduate Education can more thoroughly integrate the values of equity, inclusion and diversity into its community, programs, and work processes.

Questions and Comments

This Virtual Feedback Box gives employees in the Division of Undergraduate Education a place to feel heard, submit anonymous suggestions for improvement and provide feedback to better foster a sense of belonging within the Division and at the university.

Read the Full Report