Diversity Equity and Inclusion in AATC

DEI Value Statement

At Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers, we acknowledge, embrace, and value the differing perspectives and identities within the campus community. As a department, we recognize the injustices in education that are rooted in historical and present institutional inequities that impact our students. As such, we are committed to providing accessible academic services with an understanding that students come from different backgrounds with varying levels of access to opportunities and resources. Thus, AATC strives to create welcoming and inclusive working environments for students and staff that support learning and growth academically, personally, and professionally. We do so by meeting students and staff where they are and considering their unique lived experience. In these ways, we honor and respect everyone at UC Davis and live out the Principles of Community.

DEI Highlights and Activities

In-progress for 2023

  • For student staff: Wellbeing tips and challenges poster
  • For professional staff: AATC Training: Addressing Microagressions in our work
  • For recruitment: Selection of an article that final candidates will reflect on to demonstrate how they would live out DEI principles in their work at AATC
  • For transparency: How We Enact Our Values, demonstrating the specific ways AATC staff practices our DEI values 

Highlights from 2022

  • DEI Value Statement: finalized after a rigorous revision process including feedback from AATC staff and campus DEI experts
  • AATC Professional Staff activity: Exploring and sharing our identities to better connect with colleagues and challenge stereotypes, Winter 22
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training: Understanding and Mitigating Unconscious Bias collaborative training with ASUCD for professional staff, Spring 22
  • AATC Professional Staff Wellness Activity: Strategies to support staff wellbeing so they can support student wellbeing, Fall 22

Highlights from 2021

  • Created our DEI Workgroup, including student and professional staff members 
    • Student staff receive a quarterly stipend
  • Surveyed professional and student staff to see how AATC is doing on DEI
  • Began DEI Value Statement drafting
  • Discussed DEI topics in bi-weekly professional staff meetings