UC Davis ADVANCE founded the Policy and Practices Recruitment Initiative (PPRI). While housed within ADVANCE from 2012-2018, PPRI successfully:
Implemented the use of Diversity Statements in faculty job applications.
Disseminated research findings and diversity best practices at many national and international meetings, including an invited presentation at the upcoming STEM Congress on Gender Equity in Berlin (June 2017).
Engaged national groups working toward greater diversity in STEM; UC Davis joined the AAAS STEM Equality Achievement (SEA) Change project as a founding member in 2016.
Assisted UC Davis in applying for the AAAS SEA Change Bronze Award; UC Davis was one of three institutions awarded in 2019.
Developed family-friendly policies and recruitment strategies for improving diversity in candidate pools.
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.