To support discovery of knowledge by promoting women in science, starting with Latina STEM scholars and expanding to all underrepresented groups in STEM, through building an inclusive environment that is diversity-driven, mentorship-grounded, and career-success focused. CAMPOS builds on the campus commitment to diversity and inclusion, spearheaded by the new Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity and the Office of Institutional Diversity.
To facilitate the creation of a ”Blueprint for Action” in each of the UC Davis STEM Schools and Colleges that will sustain institutional transformation through changes in policy and best practices that support women and other underrepresented groups in science. Best practices will be informed by the work of UC Davis ADVANCE CAMPOS and Social Science Research Initiatives on understanding the experiences of Latinas in STEM.
To help build and support a diverse STEM UC Davis research community that reflects the changing demography of the United States and Global Community.
To establish community, public, private, government partnerships to permanently sustain CAMPOS.
CAMPOS Faculty Scholars are exceptional scientists in a STEM discipline. They are selected for their transformative thinking, unique perspectives, interdisciplinary approaches, and leadership potential to impact their STEM discipline in profound and enduring ways. Their discoveries, innovations, and technological breakthroughs will contribute to the public good, locally, nationally, and globally. A CAMPOS Faculty Scholar is a role model for future scientists and scholars who share their vision of diversity and inclusion, as key components of the Academy in the 21st Century.
The CAMPOS Faculty Affiliates Program provides an opportunity for UC Davis faculty to engage with CAMPOS Faculty Scholars in efforts to build diversity within the academic STEM* disciplines and to enhance our campus’s academic engagement with underserved communities.
The National Science Foundation began supporting ADVANCE initiatives in 2001, and has awarded over $130M in funding for a variety of programs. The most significant efforts seek to create permanent institutional transformation.
Professional disciplinary groups allow members to meet, engage, and share knowledge. This effort is particularly important to foster supportive, collaborative networks among scientists from under-represented groups.
We have compiled multiple publicly available databases of the published research related to NSF ADVANCE program efforts to increase diversity in STEM education and the STEM labor force. These include the literature on implicit bias, mentorship and other topics.
Balance is real challenge facing many faculty, particularly women with children. The perception (and reality) of the inflexibility and rigor of an academic career is one cause for the lack of diversity in STEM disciplines.