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Administrative Advisory Committees

Administrative Advisory Committees (AACs) provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to participate in the governance of UC Davis. The committees address topics such as the arts, child and family care, diversity, student services, research, and transportation and parking services. Participation is welcome and applications encouraged to ensure broadly representative perspectives in campus decision-making.

Advising for Equity Administrative Advisory Committee (AEAAC)

Contact: Chair-Kayton Carter, kaycarter@ucdavis.edu

Overview:  Advising for Equity represents a new administrative advisory committee for the UC Davis campus. The committee serves as a mechanism to address institutional racism and inequities tied to advising. In alignment with the “To Boldly Go” campus strategic vision, particularly Strategic Plan Goal 3, as well as the goals of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, we aim to shape change that centers upon equity in advising to impact the academic success and wellbeing of our students and campus community. We seek to surface problematic advising practices and academic policies that disproportionately hinder students from marginalized communities. We also seek to narrow opportunity gaps by taking steps to construct or reconstruct advising systems, structures, and policies - and root them in equity

ChargeIn acknowledgement of institutional racism, as well as inequitable policies and practices at UC Davis, this committee is charged to: Identify structures related to advising that perpetuate racism, exclusion, and inequity; Ascertain & Expose gaps or harmful practices in or related to advising that result in racial disparities, exclusion, and inequity; Dismantle inequitable advising structures, practices, and policies; and Build/Rebuild advising structures, practices, and policies centered upon equity.

Disability Issues Administrative Advisory Committee (DIAAC)

DIAAC Charge

The Disability Issues Administrative Advisory Committee has the following charge:

Advises the Chancellor (through Associate Executive Vice Chancellor-Campus Community Relations) on policies and procedures affecting persons with disabilities relative to employment, educational opportunities, and removal of architectural barriers.

The overarching responsibility of the Committee is to provide the campus leaders and the campus community with advice concerning ways to:

  • Identify problems related to employment, educational opportunities, and the removal of architectural barriers.
  • Identify problems related to the needs of the disabled at UC Davis; to assist in the evaluation of these needs and to recommend action in response to these identified needs.
  • Serve as a forum for UC Davis groups in matters related to disability and share the issues under consideration with constituent organizations.

Committee Membership:

  • Administrators
  • Faculty
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Students
  • Staff

The membership of this committee is representative of the entire campus community and includes a Chair elected by the members.

Membership Guidelines and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate information to represented group and to inform/update DIAAC on relevant issues and activities
  • Encouraged to serve on one sub/ad-hoc committee
  • Three non-excused consecutive absences may result in removal

Chairperson Responsibilities:

  • serves as the official committee spokesperson
  • serves a two-year term
  • chairs monthly and special meetings as called
  • plans monthly agendas in coordination with committee members and staff, and takes meeting notes
  • ensures appointment and effectiveness of standing and ad-hoc committees
  • responsible for receiving official communication and directing communication to the campus community
  • coordinates the submission of DIAAC Annual Report for the Associate Executive Vice Chancellor, Campus Community Relations
  • provides regular updates and consultation to Associate Executive Vice Chancellor, Campus Community Relations

Ad Hoc Committees:

Shall be formed at the discretion of the Chair to address current issues or short term projects. A committee chair will designated on formation of committee

Committee chair is responsible for providing updates to DIAAC committee

Standing Sub-Committees:

Standing Sub-Committees shall be formed at the discretion the Chair and/or OCCR for specific on-going purposes. A sub-committee chair will be designated on formation of committee. Sub-committee chairs will be responsible to report back to SDAAC on their activities. Examples of sub-committees:

  • Facilities
  • Technology/Website
  • Transportation
  • Public Events
  • Disability Awareness Symposium and Technology Fair

Committee Meets Monthly: 

DIAAC meets every second Thursday from 10:30a.m.-12:00p.m. - No Meetings in July, August or September.  

Elections:

Nominations for Chair will be held every two years in the spring, taking office in July. Nomination can be from another DIAAC member in good standing or self nominating, only voting members are eligible to hold office. Nominees are required to submit a letter of intent to the Chair. All voting members will receive a voting packet outlining the candidate's qualifications and ballot return information.

Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee (SDAAC)

SDAAC is charged with advising the Chancellor via the Associate Executive Vice Chancellor for Campus Community Relations regarding the campus Comprehensive Diversity Action Plan on matters related to staff. The committee reviews:

  • Staff related affirmative action programs and recommends activities;
  • Recommends Diversity Education and Training programs;
  • Advises the campus senior administration regarding general employment related policy issues; and
  • Participates in the planning and offering of campus programs to promote diversity and inclusion.

Please visit the SDAAC main page for more information.

Status of Women Administrative Advisory Committee (SWADAAC)

About SWADAAC

The Status of Women Administrative Advisory Committee (SWADAAC) was formed in Spring 2008 as an outgrowth of the Creating Change Initiative coordinated by former UCOP Associate President Linda Williams and UCSF Center for Gender Equity Director Amy Levine.  Their analysis of data gathered from visits to the ten campuses, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the Office of the President (UCOP), led to their recommendation that a Committee on the Status of Women be formed at each campus location. Learn more.

Charge

The charge of the SWADAAC is to examine issues regarding the status of women at UC Davis and UC Davis Health, analyze existing policies, procedures, and/or programs that affect those issues; advance an agenda to improve the climate and opportunities for women at the University; identify model programs or activities and support implementation; and recommend to the Associate Executive Vice Chancellor changes that will afford women equal and fair access to programs, activities and opportunities for inclusion and advancement.

The appointment of the Status of Women Administrative Advisory Committee demonstrates leadership's commitment to a diverse workforce to support the university's mission of teaching and research.  The work of this committee will be especially significent as the role of the Chancellor's office continues to evolve.

Mission
  • Examine issues regarding the status of UC women staff, students, and faculty
  • Analyze existing policies, procedures, and/or programs that affect those issues
  • Identify model programs or activities and support campuswide implementation
  • Recommend to the Associate Executive Vice Chancellor necessary changes to improve the status of UC women
  • Focus on career development, upward mobility opportunities and issues for women at UC Davis and the Health campuses
  • Deals with issues related to the hiring, training, promotion and retention of all University women 
Additional Interests
  • Childcare Center
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Staff Employee Mentorship Program      
  • Women's Health Issues
  • Pay Equity
  • Gender-related Issues
  • Leadership Programs
  • Public Safety