Six committees formulated and directed the activities and
advanced the goals for the six UC Davis ADVANCE
initiatives. Each committee had 1-2 co-directors and 2-9
additional faculty participants. The membership of these
committees included representatives from each of the STEM
colleges and they reflected the demographic and career-stage
diversity of UC Davis faculty. Each committee met 3-4
times each quarter to develop, implement, and evaluate the
programs and activities that advanced the initiative objectives.
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.