The Policy & Practices Review Initiative is no longer active. In consultation with the Academic Senate and campus leadership, it conducted a systematic review of policies and procedures that impacted recruitment, retention and career progress of faculty and, when deemed necessary, proposed changes to those policies and practices in order to eradicate implicit bias, promote diversity and eliminate inconsistency in implementation. These efforts have transition to the Office of Vice Provost Academic Affairs.
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.