University of California, Riverside

Diversity @ UCR



Professional Development


Making Excellence Inclusive: The UCR Diversity Certificate Program

Vice Chancellor Administration - Human Resources / AVC Diversity, Excellence & Equity, Office of Faculty & Staff Affirmative Action

Brief Description

Education program covering basics of diversity for participants from all levels of academic and administrative personnel

Program Summary
The Certificate program is an educational and training series for any interested staff member from any department or at any level interested in developing multicultural competencies. The program is structured in a five-section series (four hours each) taking place over the calendar year. It includes homework and project assignments directly tailored to the daily operations of the participating units as well as final presentations to be made to fellow participants, and on a voluntary basis, to other segments of the campus. Staff members completing the program will be acknowledged for their participation with a certificate for their contribution to UCR culture of diversity.

Contact person(s)
Sue Anderson, HR Education & Development Mgr., 951-827-3145, sue.anderson@ucr.edu
Gladys Brown, Director Affirmative Action, 951-827-5604, gladys.brown@ucr.edu

Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship for Cultivating Diversity in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Chancellor-EVC/Provost

Brief Description

Fellowship to promote under-represented minority access in STEM fields

Program Summary
The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship for Cultivating Diversity in Science, Engineering and Mathematics solicits applications from individuals with a demonstrated commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented ethnic minority faculty members in research institutions. The program is open to individuals with doctoral degrees in Science, Engineering and Math who are committed to careers in academia, and whose teaching, research or service will help UCR address the barriers that prevent full participation of underrepresented minority groups in academic careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The program provides funding, research opportunities, and guidance in preparation for academic career advancement. The fellowship is for 2 years, with the candidate working closely with a faculty member in the Bourns College of Engineering, the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or the Division of Biomedical Sciences. In addition to the salary and benefits stipulated above, up to $10,000 per year is available for travel to academic conferences, research support, materials and supplies. Renewal for the second year is contingent on satisfactory performance. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application, and must have no more than 3 years of postdoctoral experience at a university or other academic institution.

Contact person(s)
www.academicpersonnel.ucr.edu

Diversity in Science and Engineering Lectures

Chancellor-EVC/Provost - Academic Personnel

Brief Description

Funding for Speakers Contributing to Diversity in Science and Engineering

Program Summary
To help eliminate some of the barriers preventing full participation of minorities in science, engineering and mathematics, UCR funds visits from speakers who contribute to diversity in these fields, as part of already existing departmental seminar series or colloquia. Such speakers may elect to give a workshop or lead a discussion on diversity issues in science and engineering in addition to their research presentation, or offer suggestions for successful programs at increasing diversity in the sciences that have worked at their own institutions. The funding may also be used to bring in potential candidates that could increase the ethnic diversity of our science, math and engineering faculty. Funds will cover domestic travel and accommodation expenses in accordance with UCR guidelines as well as a $500 honorarium. All departments in CNAS, the Division of Biomedical Sciences, and BCOE are eligible. Note that in accordance with the changes to APM Sections 210, 240 and 245, activities that increase diversity and equal opportunity on the campus are being considered in the merit and promotion files for faculty, Department Chairs, Deans and Associate Deans; bringing in speakers under this program is considered such an activity.

Contact person(s)
Marlene Zuk, AVP for Faculty Equity & Diversity
951-827-3541
vpequity@ucr.edu

SALSA: Success and Leadership Skills for Academe

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Brief Description

Professional development and mentoring for CNAS faculty and other academic personnel

Program Summary
The SALSA program offers five workshops to enhance the success of new and current junior faculty, professional researchers, and postdoctoral fellows by providing guidance for the challenges in grantsmanship, publications, and laboratory management. Originally developed by Dr. Walling for CNAS faculty, SALSA has been picked up by OR for development of all UCR research faculty and academic personnel.

Contact person(s)
Linda Walling, Divisional Dean for Life Sciences
951-827-7289
linda.walling@ucr.edu

Diane Martin, Exec. Dir. Office of Research
951-827-2465
diane.martin@ucr.edu

President's Postdoctoral Fellows Program Hiring Incentives

UC President

Brief Description

Fellowship to promote under-represented minorities and women's participation in academic careers at UC

Program Summary
The UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to qualified scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the UC. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education for women and minorities, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding issues of racial or gender inequalities. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

The goal of the program is to provide research opportunity and career development for scholars whose work will enhance the diversity of the UC academic community. Of the President's Postdoctoral Fellows appointed from 2001-06, over 75% have received tenure track faculty appointments and over 40% have received faculty appointments at UC campuses.

Contact person(s)
http://academicpersonnel.ucr.edu

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