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Recent News


Irvine
  • UCI’s inaugural Global Equity Games are set to take place Wednesday, May 7, in Aldrich Park. The purpose of this new campus tradition is to build and sustain an inclusive community by playing and having fun together. Teams of 10 – comprising faculty, staff and students – will compete in physical challenges and games testing their knowledge of UCI and ability to recognize songs. Registration is now open. More details.
  • Dean Salinger, Dean of Division of Undergraduate Education, is very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Recipients were competitively selected by the Academic Senate Council on Student Experience based on nominations made by faculty and students. The awards will be presented at the 21st Annual Celebration of Teaching. More details.
  • Dr. Douglas Haynes, Associate Professor of History and Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity, received The 2013 Institutional Equity Award on behalf of the ADVANCE Program for Equity and Diversity. The award was presented during the 128th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association on January 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. More details.
  • UC Irvine student Cathery Yeh, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education, is a recipient of the Association of American Colleges and Universities 2014 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. Yeh, who is also part of the Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience Student Council, is one of eight graduate students to receive the award and is the only recipient from UCI. More details.
  • Dr. Carol Olson, Equity Advisor in the School of Education, has been awarded an i3 Validation grant from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $11.1 million. More details.
  • Provost Gillman provides guidelines for evaluating diversity activities in the faculty review process.
  • Provost Gillman announces High Impact Hiring Plan. See Faculty Recruitment page for full details.
  • Provost Gillman shares message on inclusive excellence and faculty recruitment with Deans and Chairs. See Faculty Recruitment for full details.
  • UCI welcomes three new UC President's Postdoctoral Fellows for 2013 - 14; Joo Ok Kim, PhD (UCSD), Camisha Russell, PhD (Penn State University), and Hayden Schaeffer, PhD (UCLA). More Details
  • The ADVANCE Program is pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of UC Irvine Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellows for 2013-14: Nathan Garcia, PhD (USC, 2012) and Sarah Miller, PhD (Oxford, 2012). The purpose of this postdoctoral fellowship is to support early career scholars and researchers who model excellence through demonstrated commitment to diversity. More Details
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University of California
  • The Honorable Janet Napolitano was appointed the 20th president of the University of California by the Board of Regents on July 18, 2013. She will begin her tenure as president in September 2013. On the day of her appointment, she will be the first women to head the University of California since its development 145-years ago. Full Details
  • UC partners with historically black colleges to diversify graduate student pool. UC-HBCU featured in the November Our University, UC's systemwide newsletter for faculty and staff. Full Details
  • The Office of the President is very pleased to announce the 2012-13 Request for Proposals for the UC-HBCU Initiative. This initiative is designed to assist UC faculty interested in developing and encouraging efforts to achieve a more inclusive educational environment of excellence. The goal of the UC-HBCU Initiative is to increase the number of scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities enrolling in UC academic doctoral programs. UC faculty grants are available to support HBCU students conducting summer research with UC faculty at a UC campus. Funds are also available to support departmental efforts to facilitate increased applications from HBCU scholars to UC graduate programs. Full Details
  • UC Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence Pitts announces the launch of the UC Business/Management Schools' new Summer Institute on Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML). It will hold a competition seeking 25 undergraduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) for an all paid two-week course at one of our business schools (starting at Haas at UCB), introducing them to practical courses by UC professors, industry participants, etc., along with some 'field trips' to local businesses. Full Details


Nation
  • The National Science Foundation announced New Workplace Flexibility Policies. As part of major 1- year initiative to support America's scientists and their families, the NSF announced new best practice across the foundation. Among these include allowing scientists to delay or suspend their grants for up to one year in order to care for a newborn or newly adopted child or fulfill other family obligations. — maximizing current policy to facilitate scientists’ reentry into their professions with minimal loss of momentum. For more information, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/26/white-house-and-national-science-foundation-announce-new-workplace-flexi.


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Milestones


32.0 %
Percentage of women on UCI faculty in 2013.
24.1 %
Percentage of women on UCI faculty in 2001.


8.0 %
Percentage of faculty of underrepresented ethnicity on UCI faculty in 2013.
7.0 %
Percentage of faculty of underrepresented ethnicity on UCI faculty in 2001.


2001
UCI is one of 10 universities nation-wide to receive an NSF Institutional Transformation award to recruit, retain and advance women faculty in STEM fields; $3.45M over five years. PI Susan Bryant, Dean of Biological Sciences, and co-PI Herb Killackey, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel.
2002
ADVANCE appoints first cohort of Equity Advisors. Their experiences and recommendations shape search policy changes.
2003
Campus administration requires Equity Advisor approval as a condition to activate all faculty searches (Signature authority on AP80A form).
2005
Campus administration requires Equity Advisor approval as a condition before shortlisted candidates are invited to campus (Signature authority on AP80B form).
2006
Campus administration institutionalizes ADVANCE Program; expansion of the mission to include faculty diversity.

ADVANCE Program coordinates hiring incentive associated with the UC President's Post-doctoral Fellowship Program. 10 faculty appointments facilitated.
2007
ADVANCE Program advises Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost on campus-wide Scholarship on Diversity FTE competition; 7 faculty positions allocated to Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

UCI and four southern California UC campuses receive PAID award to equip academic leaders to be change agents on behalf of institutional transformation. UC Partnership mounted Leading through Diversity program for chairs, symposia for senior administrators, and campus-based programming for faculty.
2008
ADVANCE receives New Scholars Grant from Elsevier Foundation to pilot ADVANCE Dependent Care Travel Awards to subsidize child care costs for eligible faculty to attend conferences and research meetings.
2010
ADVANCE mission expanded to include graduate student equity and diversity. Develop and implement doctoral program mentors modeled on Equity Advisors.
2011
UCI hosts southern California UC campuses Career Advising and Mentoring Conference. Funded by NSF PAID award.