Combined Recommendations: Progress

UC Davis has pledged open communication and ongoing dialogue regarding the Nov. 18, 2011, events on the Quad, during which campus police arrested and used pepper spray on protesters. This website has been created to inform you about the multiple independent reviews that were being conducted to examine UC Davis and UC system-wide policies and practices. It also identifies specific steps the campus has undertaken to ensure that UC Davis is a safe and vibrant place to live, learn, work and express ideas.

Although the Chancellor and Provost retain the ultimate responsibility for the direction of the university, individuals and teams were assigned specific tasks under this plan.

This page summarizes actions and reforms as well as efforts underway at UC Davis to improve and enhance protest management policies and practices, police operations, and administrative coordination and communication.

All action steps were reviewed with multiple campus stakeholders. Continued systematic consultation informs the campus’s plans and actions.

Much of the information presented is a response to input and recommendations from the Reynoso Task Force appointed by UC President Mark Yudof to investigate the pepper-spraying of students by UC police on November 18 during a demonstration on the campus’s Main Quad.

That inquiry, requested by Chancellor Linda Katehi, was led by UC Davis law professor and former California Supreme Court Associate Justice Cruz Reynoso. The task force’s efforts and conclusions were informed by a fact-finding report from Kroll & Associates, which offered its own suggestions (and which are separately referenced in this website.)

The campus's actions on these and other reports (including one issued by the campus’s Academic Senate and another co-led by UC General Counsel Charles Robinson and Boalt School of Law Dean Christopher Edley, the "Response to Protests on UC Campuses" report examined police policies on all ten UC campuses) are included.

Key themes

Protest Policies and Management

RecommendationUC Davis ActionsResponsible PersonStatus: Detailed Progress to Date

Reynoso No. A-1

Action for Reynoso No. A-1

UC Davis Blue Ribbon Committee on Freedom of Expression

In Progress

Reynoso No. A-2

Action for Reynoso No. A-2

Gary Sandy

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 1

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 1

UC Davis Blue Ribbon Committee on Freedom of Expression

In Progress

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 5

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 5

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 31

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 31

Gary Sandy

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 32

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 32

Gary Sandy

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 33

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 33

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 34

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 34

Lora Jo Bossio

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 40

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 41

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 41

Lora Jo Bossio

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 45

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 46

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 47

Report submitted on February 28, 2013

Gary Sandy

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 48

Report due on September 30, 2013

Gary Sandy

In Progress

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 49

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 49

Matt Carmichael

Completed

UC Davis Academic Senate 2

Action for UC Davis Academic Senate 2

UC Davis Blue Ribbon Committee on Freedom of Expression

In Progress

Police Operations

RecommendationUC Davis ActionsResponsible PersonStatus: Detailed Progress to Date

Reynoso No. B-1

Action for Reynoso No. B-1

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Reynoso No. B-2

Action for Reynoso No. B-2

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Reynoso No. B-3

Action for Reynoso No. B-3

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Reynoso No. C-1

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

System-wide changes are pending UC Office of the President review.

Reynoso No. C-2

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

System-wide changes are pending UC Office of the President review.

Reynoso No. C-3

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

System-wide changes are pending UC Office of the President review.

Kroll 8.2

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

System-wide changes are pending UC Office of the President review.

Kroll 8.3

Action for Kroll 8.3

Matt Carmichael and Nick Crossley

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 3

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

In Progress

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 4

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

In Progress

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 6

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 6

Matt Carmichael and Linda Katehi

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 8

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 8

Matt Carmichael and Nick Crossley

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 9

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 9

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley  Recommendation 10

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 10

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 14

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 14

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 15

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 15

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 16

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 16

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 17

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

System-wide changes are pending UC Office of the President review.

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 18

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 18

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 19

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 19

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 20

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

In Progress

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 21

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 21

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 23

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 23

Nick Crossley

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 35

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

Under Consideration

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 36

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

Under Consideration

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 37

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

In Progress

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 38

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

In Progress

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 39

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

Under Consideration

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 42

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 42

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 43

Action for Robinson-Edley Recommendation 43

Matt Carmichael

Completed

Robinson-Edley Recommendation 44

UC System-wide Progress

UCOP

Completed