Administrative and Leadership Decisions: Detailed Progress to Date

  • Reports were submitted to the Academic Senate’s Administrative Oversight Special Committee in accordance with the deadlines imposed by the Committee. Each report detailed work accomplished or in progress with attendant metrics where appropriate.
  • The Campus Community Council, established on April 6, 2011, serves as the foundation for addressing the creation of a consultative and inclusive process for the campus community. The council reflects the diversity of the campus and meets regularly.
  • The administration formed the Event and Crisis Management Team (ECMT) to address potential campus crises and emergencies. The ECMT is an integrated, multi-level emergency management team of administrators and faculty members with clear delineation of roles and responsibilities; requirements for administrators to be present at major events or incidents where direct police involvement is contemplated; and systematic weekly review by a policy-level team of emerging (potential crisis) issues. In addition, the ECMT has developed and the administration has approved the Davis Campus Emergency Operations Plan to ensure full compliance with NIMS/SEMS, provided training in NIMS/SEMS to the members of the team, including action scenarios, and put in place a number of other systems such as the All Hazards Building Notification process to augment campus safety and familiarity with emergency planning and response procedures.
  • Police hosted an exercise directed by the Department of Homeland Security to allow police supervisors to practice what was learned in a recent NIMS/SEMS update provided by CALEMA and the Department of Homeland Security for supervisory personnel. The exercise included other campus community members and executives. All police supervisors have completed both NIMS/SEMS training. In addition, all police supervisors have been provided with advance small group leadership training and various supervisors have attended critical incident training for management.
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 for Higher Education” was completed by all members of the Council of Vice Chancellors (COVC) and the Event and Crisis Management Team (40 individuals in all), and a separate course in event management training and participation in a series of trainings to improve understanding of the NIMS/SIMS vernacular and decision-making processes was completed.
  • The campus held a number of forums with an expert on police review commissions to garner public input. The police review commission expert filed a report with the campus on June 6. The campus will hold a number of public forums in the fall to solicit input prior to making a decision.
  • Student Affairs has developed a set of criteria to facilitate the use of Student Judicial Affairs as an alternative to the court system when considering appropriate response to violations of campus rules or regulations.  In addition, the campus now participates in a “Neighborhood Court” process that provides an alternative to the use of the court system when addressing violations committed on campus.
  • On April 11, 2013, Chancellor Linda Katehi created a Blue Ribbon Committee on Freedom of Expression to review eight specific recommendations made to the university by the Academic Senate on freedom of expression and related areas, and to solicit campus input on a broad range of areas related to free speech. The Committee is chaired by King Hall Law School Dean Kevin Johnson and is slated to hold a number of public forums on freedom of speech and expression in the fall. A final report with policy recommendations is due by October 31, 2013.