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.