Meeting the California Challenge: Women and Under-represented Minority Faculty in STEM

UC ADVANCE PAID, a program sponsored by UC Office of the President and the National Science Foundation (NSF), leverages the ten-campus structure at the University of California to enable campuses to recruit, retain, and advance more women and underrepresented minority women faculty in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).Through innovative data collection and the strengthening of cross-campus networks, the program will establish STEM recruitment and retention as a standard part of University diversity conversations.

The program features:

  • ADVANCE PAID collects and aggregates data on faculty recruitment that are transportable not only across the ten UC campuses, but potentially across broader subsets of universities or disciplines.
  • The Research Scholars Advisory Board, composed of UC faculty with research expertise in relevant program design and data analysis, ensures that program elements are research-based.
  • Biannual “California Challenge” Roundtable meetings showcase campus-level engagement in efforts to recruit a diverse faculty, and inspire attendees to bring research and discussions back to campus.

Read the program brochure.