CAMPOS hosts a series of Cafecitos/Coffee Breaks throughout the academic year, for faculty to network and discuss topics relevant to promoting, and sustaining a diverse community of STEM faculty.
“Improving Equity, Diversity, and Workplace Climate Among Faculty at UC Davis”
This presentation will provide an overview of the two main activities of the Inclusive Campus Climate Initiative of the Advance Program: The STEAD workshops for members of faculty recruitment committees and the COACHE faculty job satisfaction survey. These activities aim to increase equity and diversity in faculty recruitment and to assess (and thereby help to improve) faculty members’ satisfaction with the many aspects of their work at UC Davis. The goals, approach, and outcomes of each effort will be presented and offered for discussion.
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.