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Faculty Equity Advisors

Faculty Equity Advisors work collaboratively with Deans, Department Chairs, and search committees to ensure that equity and inclusion are considered in all aspects of faculty affairs, including recruitment, retention, and advancement. They provide implicit bias training for search committees, guidance on implementing inclusive practices, and other input as needed. 

The SIO Faculty Equity advisors are:

UCSD Ombuds

The UCSD Office of Ombuds provides confidential, neutral, and informal dispute resolution services for the UC San Diego community. The office is available to assist faculty, staff, students, non-Senate academics, postdoctoral trainees, and employees of UC San Diego Health System (UC San Diego Medical Center and related facilities) who seek guidance with the resolution of academic or administrative issues and disputes. Its services supplement, but do not replace, other administrative processes at the University. The office works to facilitate communication and assist parties in reaching mutually acceptable agreements in order to find fair and equitable resolutions to concerns that arise at the university. The ombuds office also reports general trends of issues and provides feedback throughout the organization, and advocates systems change when appropriate without disclosing confidential communications.

The ombuds office functions independently with respect to case handling and issue management and reports to Ethics and Compliance in the Chancellor's office for administrative and budgetary purposes but not regarding the substance of matters discussed in the office. Its services supplement other administrative processes and formal grievance procedures available at the University. When providing services, the ombuds staff adheres to The International Ombudsman Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice which may be found on our website.

SIO Ombuds

The SIO department ombuds are available to provide general advice and guidance to help you succeed in your graduate program. If you need to talk to someone about work or personal issues that affect you, they can be a good starting point. At SIO, the two department ombuds are:

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