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LGBTQ Graduate Student Advocate Report. Spring 2013. Background. Initial development- Graduate Assembly Delegate Daniel Riffe Coordinated by Kim McNair- Graduate Minority Student Project Coordinator LGBTQ Graduate Student Advocate hired Feb 2013. Goals.

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background
Background

Initial development- Graduate Assembly Delegate Daniel Riffe

Coordinated by Kim McNair- Graduate Minority Student Project Coordinator

LGBTQ Graduate Student Advocate hired Feb 2013

goals
Goals
  • Research and analyze the state of UC Berkeley’s LGBTQ graduate student community, giving specific attention to:
    • Issues of major importance to the community, past and present, resolved and unresolved.
    • Actions taken by the GA, GenEq, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community at Cal (CAC-LGBT), student groups, and other persons or campus organizations to resolve such issues.
    • The efficacy of current campus, college, and department-level programs and resources available for Cal’s LGBTQ graduate students.
    • A rigorous review and analysis of all existing data on LGBTQ students collected by UC Berkeley and UCOP.
  • Schedule and interview university administration and key personnel with the institutional knowledge of past LBGTQ initiatives.
  • Identify best questions for gauging campus-wide opinion(s) about LGBTQ persons & their allies at UC Berkeley.
findings
Findings
  • No Data
  • Lack of LGBTQ Graduate Spaces and/or Lack of Knowledge and/or Access to These Spaces
  • Academic Climate and Microaggressions
  • Professionalization
recommendations
Recommendations

Collect data- Campus Climate Survey or something more specific

Establish communication between LGBTQ graduate student organizations or resources

Formalize relationship with Queer Alliance and Resource Center (QARC)

Support CAC-LGBT efforts on LGBTQ course information data collection

Support annual out faculty panel

Organize townhall

closing recommendations
Closing Recommendations

Establish permanent position- Graduate Queer and Trans Advocacy Project

Formation of LGTBQ Graduate Student Caucus

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