Independent Advisory Board (IAB) Recommendations

Project Health Project Phase Target Completion Date
On Track Build and Implement 8/31/2021

Problem Statement

"I have been profoundly affected by what recent events have revealed about the state of race relations in our country and the indisputable evidence those events provide of police brutality. I hear the pain, anger, exhaustion, and calls for accountability that members of our community have shared with me in the many letters that I have received, and the many conversations I have had in recent weeks."

- Chancellor Christ 6/18/2020 email to campus

Business Case

"I agree with and support the efforts of individuals and organizations to accelerate and strengthen efforts to reexamine the role of police in society and reimagine alternative systems of community safety. Elements of our country’s law enforcement culture dehumanize some of the very people whose safety and wellness police officers are sworn to protect, especially the Black community. Here, on campus, we know and have acknowledged that we can and must do better to find new approaches to policing and community safety."     

- Chancellor Christ 6/18/2020 email to campus


  • To implement the Independent Advisory Board recommendations as accepted by the Chancellor.

Success Metrics

  • All recommendations are implemented or otherwise accounted for by the end of 2021.
  • The Chancellor & VCA approve of the recommendation implementations.
  • The IAB approves the recommendation implementations.

Project Leaders

  • Sponsor: Chancellor Carol Christ
  • Project Manager: Russ Ballati

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Project Status as of October 2021

Learn more about how we define Project Health and Project Phase. 

Project Health: On Track

Risk/Issue Details

  • Type of Risk/Issue: Resource, Schedule, Scope
  • Description: The IAB plans to submit its 2021 annual recommendations in September. There will likely be many more approved recommendations to coordinate with the remaining 2020 recommendations and the UC Community Safety Plan. Getting IAB commitment to partnering in the review of recommendations will be essential to the success of the project.
  • Mitigation Plan:
    • Engage the IAB from the Start: With the kick-off of the 2021/22 IAB in September 2021, there is an opportunity to engage the group from the beginning
    • PM Joining the IAB: Russ Ballati, the project manager, will be on the IAB as the staff representative to the Chancellor for the coming year offering an opportunity to ensure closer engagement with the IAB

Project Phase: Build and Implement

Recent Accomplishments

  • 11 Recommendations have evidence of completion and are ready for the IAB to review
  • Progress of all approved recommendations can be found here

Upcoming Milestones

  • August 2021: '21/'22 IAB 1st Board Meeting
  • September 2021: Formal Recommendations Progress Update & Review to the IAB