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 November 2021

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

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: With the new systemwide UC Community Safety Plan (UCCSP) the IAB recommendations may take a back seat to the 'actions' required by the UCCSP. In addition, there is overlap between the IAB recommendations and the UCCSP actions. This could muddy the efforts for completing the IAB recommendations to their original intent.
  • Mitigation Plan:
    • Assess the 'overlap' between the IAB recommendations and the UCCSP actions
    • Reassess the approach and plan for completing the IAB recommendations
    • Work closely with the IAB to collaborate on both initiatives

Project Phase: Build and Implement

Recent Accomplishments

  • 11 Recommendations have evidence of completion and are ready for the IAB to review

Upcoming Milestones

  • Progress of all approved recommendations can be found here