The University of California community values diversity, embraces inclusion, and honors excellence. Teaching, scholarship, research, creativity, innovation, and service flourish when all members of the community are welcomed, supported, and respected. We are committed to removing barriers preventing full expression of our potential and to reflecting the population of California in our faculty, students, and other academic personnel, especially those who have been systematically and historically underrepresented.  

The Advancing Faculty Diversity (AFD) program is run by University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and supports the UC diversity ambition by funding UC campus proposals for initiatives aligned with one of two aims: Recruitment, and Retention. Recruitment initiatives develop processes that are predicted to result in more diverse faculty hiring.  Retention initiatives develop equity-oriented interventions to improve workplace climate and retention outcomes. Each spring UCOP releases RFPs for each type of proposal.  Below are titles and abstracts for the UCR proposals that have been funded since the program began.


Climate and Retention