Reports & publications
Native American collections in archives, libraries, and museums at the University of California, Berkeley
In this report, the relationships among Indigenous people, the State and the University of California, and Berkeley's Native American collections are discussed. Ethical and moral considerations that emerge from the history of Berkeley's research and collecting projects are an important aspect of the assessment.
Language Guide for Communicating About Those Involved in the Carceral System. We, the formerly incarcerated and system-impacted academics who identify as the Underground Scholars Initiative (USI) at the University of California, Berkeley, call on the media, students, and public to utilize the following terminology when discussing our population individually or collectively.
The 2018 UC Accountability Report provides the eleventh annual comprehensive assessment of the University's progress in meeting key teaching, research and public service goals across its 10 campuses. The data will inform the University's strategic planning, budgeting and performance management, as well as help the governing Board of Regents identify the most important policy issues facing UC.
Final report on the audit of accessibility governance in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors' Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the University of California Internal Audit Charter.
The Role of Government | By john a. powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society| April 2018
Ultimately, we cannot win any major fight on the environment, the economy, health care, or civil rights—and secure that victory—unless we have an effective, well-resourced, inclusive, and responsive government. An effective government is not simply a government that is a referee, but it is also an architect. This essay was created by the institute's Blueprint for Belonging project.
The Next California: Demography, Inequality, and our Future | Manuel Pastor, Jennifer Ito, Vanessa Carter | April 2018
We are, in short, on the cusp of a new California—and one that could help define for the nation what it means to link equity and growth. This essay was created by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society's Blueprint for Belonging Project. Research Report published April 2018.
One of the essential elements in the building of a cohesive social movement across communities of color aimed at dismantling structural racism is the formation of a common identity that is a marker for a common worldview and set of politics. This essay was created for the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society's Blueprint for Belonging project.
In broad terms, the goals of the Task Force were to (1) understand current grievances over building naming, (2) review established policies on building naming, and (3) offer recommendations for addressing the current concerns over Barrows Hall and what we see as gaps in the current policies and practices around the naming of buildings.
A new report looking at the financial, food, and housing (basic needs) insecurity of students at UC Berkeley and what needs to be done to solve this systemic issue.
From the Office of Planning & Analysis. This report looks at the housing insecurity of UC Berkeley students, the high cost of housing in the East Bay, and identifies nine potential sites for development.
The UC Regent's policy, on undergraduate financial aid calls for making the cost of attendance for California undergraduates, which includes tuition, fees, and expenses for housing, food, educational materials, and transportation, affordable. The Total Cost of Attendance Working Group examined whether the Education Financing Model, as currently designed, is achieving the goal of the Regents policy or whether the EFM needs to be modified. The Working Group met six times over the course of seven months, invited outside speakers, reviewed data about UC and its competitors, and drew several conclusions outlined here.
In the spring of 2016, the Vice-Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, Na’ilah Suad Nasir and the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, Harry Le Grande, appointed a special task force to examine the broad needs and experiences of the Chicanx Latinx community on the Berkeley campus.
The Problem of Othering: Towards Inclusiveness and Belonging | By john a. powell and Stephen Menendian | Summer 2016
From the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. The problem of the twenty-first century is the problem of “othering.” In a world beset by seemingly intractable and overwhelming challenges, virtually every global, national, and regional conflict is wrapped within or organized around one or more dimension of group-based difference. Othering undergirds territorial disputes, sectarian violence, military conflict, the spread of disease, hunger and food insecurity, and even climate change.
IN September 2015, the Regents of the University of California announced the formation of a Working Group, to be chaired by Regent Eddie Island, and charged the Group with developing a statement reflecting the Board's discussion, as well as the principles of academic freedom and freedom of expression.
Learn about how UC Berkeley has made important progress over the past 10 years in the areas of increasing undergraduate, graduate, and faculty diversity, narrowing achievement gaps, and institutionalizing work to improve equity, inclusion, and diversity.
Learn more about how the Taskforce on Multicultural Student Development answers questions about the needs of multicultural and multi-identity students at UC Berkeley.
Learn about how the Taskforce on Undocumented Members of the On-campus Community identifies and articulates the issues and needs for undocumented members of the UC Berkeley on-campus community.
Read more about the University of California's commitment to achieving diversity among its student bodies and among its employees in race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.