The Office of Inclusive Excellence Presents:

Academy for Inclusive Excellence

“Creating a SEA Change at UCI”

September 21, 2021

A Zoom Virtual Meeting in two sessions: 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. (separate zoom links for each session)

PUBLIC KEYNOTE with mentoring expert Belle Rose Ragins, Lubar School of Business (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) scheduled 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. RSVP at:


Our virtual meeting is scheduled in two time blocks and focuses on “Creating a SEA Change at UCI”.  The program builds on year-long conversations with immediate considerations for thriving in the current, unprecedented pandemic for sustainable inclusive excellence, with a focus building resiliency and inclusive mentoring.

2021 Academy Agenda final

The program is scheduled on September 21 in two time blocks: 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

The morning session is a public session  (9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.) and the afternoon session (1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.) is specifically designed for DECADE Mentors and Equity Advisors only


9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

  • Equity Advisor Leadership with Vice Chancellor Douglas Haynes
  • Roles and Responsibilities of DECADE Mentors with Associate Director & Distinguished Professor Roxane Cohen Silver

10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

  • “From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary: Developing High Quality Mentoring in Diverse Academic Settings” – Keynote Presenter: Belle Rose Ragins, Sheldon B. Lubar Professor of Management, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (for Equity Advisors and DECADE Mentors only)

  • “Ensuring Graduate Student Thriving” with Associate Dean Rodrigo Lazo (Graduate Division) and Associate Director & Distinguished Professor Silver (Social Ecology)
  • “COVID-19 Merit-Promotion Considerations and Faculty Support Programs” with Vice Provost Diane O’Dowd (Academic Personnel) and “UCI SEA Change and Building Back Better” with Vice Chancellor Haynes

2021 Academy Materials PDF

The event will be held virtually on Zoom in two time blocks: 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

How to Join a Zoom Meeting:

  1. Open the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Join a meeting using one of these methods:
    • Click Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in.
    • Sign in to Zoom then click Join.
  3. Enter the meeting ID number and your display name.
    • If you’re signed in, change your name if you don’t want your default name to appear.
    • If you’re not signed in, enter a display name.
  4. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and click Join.

Post-evaluation to come.

Event Presentations to come: