The following draft rubric for assessing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in reviews of personnel actions was developed by relying on the UCOP Academic Personnel and Programs guidance on evaluating contributions to diversity for faculty in appointment and promotion in accordance with APM 210-d (referred to as UCOP Academic Guidance) and by consulting similar efforts at UC Berkeley and the University of Washington. The APM already requires an evaluation of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To evaluate these contributions, the Associate Vice Provost of Academic Affairs suggests departments develop their own rubrics of assessment to meet the APM responsibility for assessing such contributions. We also note that increasingly comparable academic institutions are developing both resources for developing faculty’s reporting of their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and guidance on evaluating potential academic hires on these contributions. To this end, we have drawn on these relevant resources to develop this guiding rubric specifically for evaluating academic personnel’s contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the merit, appraisal, tenure, and promotion processes.
Over AY 2020-2021, this tool was further revised based on input from the HE JEDI committee and road tested with previous diversity statements across the three programs in HE to further refine the tool.
A PDF of the draft tool can be downloaded below. Following a majority vote of the faculty, there will be a 1 year trial (AY 2022-2023) with evaluation in using the tool to advance reviews of personnel contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.