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Sample Cases From 2007-2008 Academic Year
The following is a sample of issues brought to OEOD during the 2007-2008 academic year. To view all complaints and their outcomes, please see Appendix A.
  • A student with a disability alleged that his faculty advisor imposed unfair conditions that were greater than those required of other students.  
  • A graduate student alleged that she was uncomfortable with and confused about the professional/personal relationship with her faculty advisor.
  • A staff employee alleged that a supervisor showed preference in hiring and promoting based on sex and race. 
  • A faculty member alleged that a faculty colleague repeatedly requested dates and initiated unwelcome contact.
  • A supervisor alleged that a consensual relationship between a supervisor and a staff member created a conflict of interest.  

Training and Educational Programs
During the 2007-2008 academic year, OEOD conducted 116 training programs/workshops, reaching a diverse body of students, staff, faculty and community members that exceeded 3900 participants. The programs focused on a variety of topics and issues including sexual harassment prevention, discrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity, cultural awareness and diversity. OEOD also coordinated several other events, including the Diversity in Medicine course and the Religious Diversity Forum.  To view a summary of all training and educational programs, please see Appendix B. The following is a synopsis of OEOD’s trainings:
  • 9 affirmative action/nondiscrimination presentations to 141 individuals.
  • 33 diversity presentations to more than 1100 individuals.
  • 75 sexual harassment prevention presentations to 2694 individuals.
  • 421 individuals took non-supervisory online sexual harassment prevention training.

AB 1825 Compliance
The table below shows UCI’s compliance with AB1825, the law requiring that UCI provide sexual harassment prevention education to all supervisory employees every two years.  As of June 30, 2008, 95% of the individuals identified as required to do this training have done so. This completion rate is among the highest in the UC system.

AB1825-Compliant Sexual Harassment Prevention

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