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2020 & Beyond: Building & Thinking Forward

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Listening Tour Executive Summary: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

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2020 & Beyond: Building & Thinking Forward

Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer Dania Matos invited faculty and staff members, alumni, parents, and friends of UC Merced to join her for 2020 & Beyond: Building & Thinking Forward, a series of structured, listening sessions. Together, campus community members explored three key themes that will guide the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it develops goals for its first year. The goals will form the foundation of a campus-wide strategic plan.

Sessions were scheduled in September, October, November, and January and Qualtrics surveys were provided for the September and January sessions to accommodate those unable to attend the in-person events. A listening tour session in the Merced community was to be held in May but is currently postponed due to COVID-19. We still intend on holding this session when it is safe for us to convene in-person. 


Spring 2020 Sessions and Themes:


Fall 2019 Sessions and Themes: 

  • October - Building Excellence 
    Wednesday, Oct. 30 – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. - The Pavilion, Room 104
    Read the announcement.

  • November - Building Together
    Thursday, Nov. 14 – Noon to 1:30 p.m. - The California Room


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Stay abreast of social media events and comments via the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion's Twitter account: UCM Diversity. Use the hashtag #UCMercedForward

Questions? Please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.