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|ISSUE #3 - summer 2005|
OEOD E-News Summer 2005
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD)
A quarterly electronic newsletter with the latest information on policies and programs related to diversity, discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment.
Staff Development Scholarships
Are you eligible for a Staff Development Scholarship? Visit www.eod.uci.edu/funds.html and find out. Staff Development Scholarships reimburse registration fees for classes, courses, programs, workshops, seminars, and conferences. The scholarships are intended t o assist career staff in developing knowledge and skills that enhance their current positions or improve their qualifications for advancement at UCI and to promote employee development and ensure the quality and diversity of UCI's workforce.
During 2004-2005, 113 staff applied for scholarships. Of those, 77 were awarded. Scholarships were provided for courses toward BA, MA, and MBA degrees, continuing education and recertification. Awardees attended conferences and annual meetings on topics such as neonatal nursing, student personnel administration, neuroscience, wilderness risk management, social work, grant writing and orthopedic trauma. Go to www.eod.uci.edu/funds.html to learn more about this terrific opportunity!
Black Issues in Higher Education Ranks Top 100 Minority Degree Producers
The June 2, 2005 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education (Volume 28, No. 8) reports the Top 100 institutions for baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities by higher education institutions.
UCI was ranked as follows:
The tables printed in this edition of BIHE include overall summaries for minorities  combined by specific disciplines and racial/ethnic groups. The All Disciplines category ranked the top 100; the discipline-specific categories ranked the top 50.
In addition, UCI ranked #44 in awarding baccalaureates to American Indians in the Social Sciences. The only California campus ranked in the Top 100-All Disciplines for granting baccalaureates to African Americans was California State University-Dominguez Hills (#43), although UC campuses did have Top 50 rankings in several specific disciplines.
For more information on the BIHE Top 100 rankings, including learning which institutions ranked #1 in various categories, drop by the Office of Equal Opportunity at 103 MSTB to review this edition of Black Issues in Higher Education . The Top 100 Graduate & Professional Degree Producers will be highlighted in the July 14, 2005 issue of BIHE .
On-Line Sexual Harassment Training in Final Stages of Development
The Office of the President, in cooperation with Title IX Officers and faculty volunteers throughout the system, has been working with an on-line training resource to complete an AB1825-compliant training course. AB1825 is the new state law which requires employers to provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees every two years and to all new supervisory employees within six months of their assumption of a supervisory position. A final draft of the on-line training course is anticipated soon. Watch for alerts from the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) to learn about this valuable training resource when becomes available. In the meantime, t he OEOD continues to provide workshops designed specifically for both faculty and staff supervisors on this topic. To schedule a workshop, please call us at 949-824-5594.
Consensual Relationships Policy in Agreement with Recent CA Supreme Court Finding
Supreme Court Requires Reasonable Action from Both Employers and Employees
Complaints are Costly When Mishandled
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 Minorities include members of racial/ethnic groups that have historically been underrepresented, including African American, American Indian, Asian American, and Hispanic.