2021 Academy: “Creating a SEA Change at UCI”


Our virtual Academy for Inclusive Excellence focused 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.


  • Belle Rose Ragins, mentoring expert, Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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September 21, 2022 on Zoom

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Public Session)

  • 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. (Public Session)

  • “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. (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

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