Committees - Campus

SAB members belong to a wide variety of committees across campus. Below is a list of current committees (subject to change):

Chancellor's Diversity Advisory Council (CDAC): Chancellor Blumenthal established the UCSC Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion in 2010. This council was renamed to the Chancellor’s Diversity Advisory Council (CDAC) in fall 2015. CDAC is an advisory body to the Chancellor that includes faculty, administrators, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, community members and alumni. The overarching responsibility for the Council is to provide campus leadership with advice and recommendations about best practices in creating a diverse and inclusive campus community.  The council meets quarterly and the SAB is asked to provide one member to the committee. Typically that person is the SAB chair.
Web site: http://diversity.ucsc.edu/diversity/cdac.html


Committee on Sustainability and Stewardship: The Committee on Sustainability and Stewardship (formerly the Campus Sustainability Advisory Council, or CSAC) advises the Advisory Committee for Facilities, or ACF, and thereby the Chancellor and Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor on all areas related to campus sustainability.
Areas of Focus Include: Provide a campus wide, integrated perspective and a forum for discussing campus sustainability issues. Interpret and make recommendations for implementation of the Regents mandates for green building and energy conservation, transportation and other policies as developed. Review, evaluate priorities, and make recommendations for coordination of existing and proposed campus sustainability programs and activities. Make recommendations to support the integration of sustainability into campus operations planning, construction, research, instruction and public service.
Web site: http://sustainability.ucsc.edu/governance/committees/


Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA): In support of the mission of the University of California it is the purpose of the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) to maintain and enhance communication within the University Community on matters of interest to staff employees in accordance with California laws and Regent policy. The constituency of the Council is understood to be staff employees of the University of California. The Council is involved in matters of interest and concern to those who are not exclusively represented and may address matters not within the scope of representation for those exclusively represented.
Web site: http://cucsa.ucr.edu/


Graduate Student Commons (GSC): The Graduate Student Commons is to provide a comfortable and welcoming space that will attract a wide spectrum of graduate students and foster graduate student interaction and a sense of community. To that end, the Graduate Student Commons Governance Board utilizes the Graduate Student Commons and rental income to promote graduate student academic well-being, success, and camaraderie. The GSC offers a variety of spaces, including small study rooms, computer terminals, and a lounge for social interaction. Our aim is to make it a resource for graduate students to stop between classes where they may check email, hold office hours, attend or hold a meeting, or join a homework study group, for example.
Web site: http://gradcommons.soe.ucsc.edu/


Holiday Food Drive/Second Harvest Food Bank: SAB provides 2 or more volunteers to help plan and execute the UCSC Holiday Foos drive in November/December each year in support of the Second Harvest Food Bank. The Holiday Food Drive is sponsored by University Relations. The current chair as of 2012 is John Steele of the Staff Advisory Board. The committee works with student groups and Mail Services to distribute food donation barrels and collections envelopes that support the Second Harvest Food Bank. Envelopes are paid for by UR. The group typically tables at the Staff Holiday Party and the Friends Holiday Gathering.
Web site: http://holidayfooddrive.ucsc.edu/


Outstanding Staff Award: Members of the SAB work with the UCSC Alumni Association to review nominations and select top 5 candidates. The award is typically presented at the annual Staff Appreciation Picnic.
Web site: http://sab.ucsc.edu/outreach-committees/staff-award.html


Staff Diversity Group: This group is promotes diversity and inclusion among UCSC staff.
Web site: http://sdg.ucsc.edu


Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC): The purpose and objectives of the Student Fee Advisory Committee shall be as follows: To assist the Chancellor in regular efforts to ascertain attitudes of the student body on matters pertaining to the Registration Fee and Educational Fee. To provide a continuing study of programs supported by Registration Fees and selected programs supported by Educational Fees, and to recommend funding priorities to the Chancellor. To advise the Chancellor on other questions which the Chancellor may pose regarding campus based student services programs. One staff member from SAB sits on the committee. This person should be from a unit that is not funded by student fees. SFAC meets for 90 minutes each week during the academic year. Members are expected not to miss more than 2 meetings. This is a high profile position that works intimately with Student and Staff leaders from Student government and student affairs.
Web site: http://studentservices.ucsc.edu/business/SFAC/


Campus Conduct Board: The Student Judicial Affairs Office is responsible for the overall coordination of the student conduct process and policies on campus. This includes the interpretation of policies from UC General Counsel as well as federal and state laws that may apply to students. The director works closely with the colleges, residential life staff, campus police, the Title IX/Sexual Harassment Officer and other important resources on campus. Student Judicial Affairs compiles campus wide statistics on reported rules violations, hate- or bias-motivated incidents and distributes quarterly and annual reports to the campus community. Student Judicial Affairs is also responsible for maintaining the Student Policies and Regulations Handbook (formerly referred to as the Rule Book), which outlines all policies, regulations and procedures that apply to students and student organizations. Students who violate certain campus policies may be referred to Student Judicial Affairs for disciplinary action. Typically, the director handles cases involving sexual assault, sexual harassment, physical assault, drug possession or distribution, hazing, stalking, student organization violations, or cases that may also result in criminal charges.


Advisory Committee for Campus Transportation & Parking (ACCTP): The Advisory Committee on Campus Transportation and Parking (ACCTP) reviews policies, plans, capital improvement projects, and both existing and proposed transportation, parking, and circulation programs and services for the UCSC main campus, 2300 Delaware Avenue, and the Coastal Science Campus. The committee should also be engaged in discussions about the transportation-related services at other campus-owned facilities and satellite campuses. Their primary objective is to recommend a sustainable funding model that a) ensures adequate support of programs, services and infrastructure to provide access to campus-owned facilities and b) aligns with campus goals related to sustainability and the limits imposed on campus by the Long Range Development Plan (LRDP).

Guidance documents include long range development plans, major and minor capital improvement programs, sustainability plans, climate action plans, agreements with Santa Cruz City and County, mitigation monitoring programs, and applicable University, regional, state, and federal policies and regulations.

The committee will advise on annual updates to the 10-Year Parking Plan and 5-Year Transit Plan, and associated fee and fare proposals necessary to support those Plans.

Staff to the Committee will provide data and analysis to inform decision-making, such as traffic counts, mode split data, parking utilization, transit ridership trends, survey results, and budget documents.


United Way Committee: Sponsored by University Relations. The UCSC United Way Santa Cruz campaign generally runs in the Fall for two weeks. The heart of United Way's fundraising efforts is in the workplace. With most of the donations to our United Way being contributed by employees throughout Santa Cruz County, workplace giving is critical to our fundraising success and our ability to meet our goals in our community. Together, united, we can accomplish more than any single group can on its own.


Police Community Advisory Board (PCAB): The Police Community Advisory Board is designed to be a link between the community and the its police department. It is a simple mechanism to facilitate and enhance communication between the police department and the community. The Police Community Advisory Board will allow, on a consistent basis, for a non-law enforcement or broader community view to influence local law enforcement services.

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department will utilize the Police Community Advisory Board for the purpose of reviewing and making recommendations to the Chief of Police on matters pertinent to the police department. Areas such as significant community issues, budget and program review, and community outreach assistance are all within the board's realm of responsibility.