Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.09
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date April 17, 2015
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University of California, Santa Cruz
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Elida Erickson
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Does the institution administer and/or participate in a program or programs to help build a diverse faculty that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs that help increase the diversity of higher education faculty:

UCSC’s commitment to diversity is a deeply held value, reflected within the core mission of the campus. UCSC has a wide variety of programs focused on expanding opportunities for underrepresented students to join the field of academic research and teaching. Several are highlighted here:

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Program The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

CBSE (Center for Bio-Molecular Science and Engineering) Research Mentoring Institute (RMI) This program offers diversity-oriented fellowships to graduate students, and awards to undergraduates interested in pursuing research projects in areas relevant to the human genome. Students participating in RMI receive mentoring from faculty advisors, other students, and the program coordinator. The program exposes students to the nature and rigors of a research environment, thus enhancing preparation for and success in graduate school and beyond. The institute engages graduate fellows as peer mentors to undergraduate awardees, thereby creating a pipeline of support and mentorship.

CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Engineering and Mathematics) CAMP is a statewide initiative that aims to support and retain underrepresented undergraduates to achieve their degrees in the biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering. By integrating research and undergraduate education, CAMP creates a cohesive set of experiences that fully prepares undergraduates for graduate education and influences career choices. CAMP programs motivate participants through cooperative learning, internships, faculty mentored research, and funding for travel to professional conferences, in order to present their findings, and learn about graduate school opportunities.

AGEP (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate)
AGEP is a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation whose goal it is to significantly increase the number of African American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander students earning PhDs in the physical and life sciences, math, and engineering and to foster their interest in and commitment to an academic career. The UCSC AGEP program is designed to increase the number of graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields while also providing special programs addressing the diverse and specific educational needs of incoming graduate students. http://graddiv.ucsc.edu/archive/agep/agep-programs.html

The MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Program
The MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Program offers research training to participating honors students to help prepare them to compete successfully for entry into graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences. Funded through the National Institutes of Health, the MARC program’s goals are to increase the numbers and capabilities of underrepresented scientists and to prepare students for careers in biomedical research. Acceptance is competitive and based on above average academic preparation and performance. http://stemdiv.ucsc.edu/marc/

Educational Opportunities Program - Pathways to Research
The goal of the Pathways to Research Program (P2R) is to expose EOP undergraduate students to research opportunities and research-based graduate programs. With the assistance of their graduate mentor, students will determine their short-term goal for the quarter and long term goal for the school year related to the exploration of and involvement in research. Students will engage in bi-weekly meetings with their mentor to report on progress and plan next steps to reach those goals. P2R is a two-quarter commitment (Winter and Spring). Mentees will receive a $300 stipend upon successful completion of the program.

+ Date Revised: June 17, 2016

The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :
+ Date Revised: June 17, 2016

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