University of California, San Diego
March 18, 2005
ALL ACADEMICS AT UCSD
The University has issued the following revised Academic Personnel Manual Sections which implement the University's commitment to diversity and equal opportunity. The revised policies are effective as of July 1, 2005.
APM - 210-1-d Instructions to Review Committees Which Advise on Actions in the Professor and Corresponding Series Provides that teaching, research, and service that promote diversity and equal opportunity are to be encouraged and given recognition in the evaluation of the candidate's qualifications.
APM - 240 Deans and Provosts Provides that Deans and Provosts are responsible for an affirmative action program consistent with University policies.
APM - 245 (Appendix A) Department Chairs Provides that the Chair is responsible for maintaining a climate hospitable to diversity and for reporting annually on the department's affirmative action program.
A Strategic Review Panel convened by President Atkinson recommended in May 2003 that educational outreach be incorporated into the teaching and research mission of the University. The panel asked the Academic Senate to develop the means by which faculty could be properly recognized and rewarded for their contributions to the University's commitment to diversity and access.
The University Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity and the University Committee on Academic Personnel developed these proposed revisions to APM 210-1-d and APM 245. On October 25, 2004 the Academic Senate endorsed the revisions to the policies with the hope that "these changes will lead to more faculty engagement in educational outreach activities".
In addition to recognizing the academic importance of faculty efforts to advance diversity in higher education, these policy revisions underscore the importance of diversity as a core value of the mission of the University of California.
The revised policies may be found at:
If you have any questions concerning the revised policies, please contact Jon Welch, Director of Academic Affirmative Action at .