Welcome to the web site for the
President's Task Force on Faculty Diversity
Faculty diversity is one of the most pressing issues facing the University of California today and UC will remain competitive as a leading institution of higher education only if it is successful in addressing the under-representation of minorities and women among its faculty and academic leaders. Additionally, the value of diversity in all aspects of the University’s educational programs is fundamental to its mission as a land grant institution.
To assess the status of faculty diversity at the University of California and advise me on future directions, I have convened a system wide task force, chaired by UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor Rosina Becerra, to conduct a comprehensive program review of faculty diversity efforts at each UC campus. The review will include an in-depth analysis of faculty demographic data, campus site visits and a review of existing reports and studies of gender equity and faculty diversity at the University of California and our peer institutions.
The Task Force will provide a preliminary report of their findings and recommendations to the chancellors in Spring 2006. At the completion of the task force’s work, I will convene a President’s Summit on Faculty Diversity for system wide participation.
Over the last two decades, UC has made measurable progress to improve diversity in its ladder rank faculty. However, there is much more work to be done. I look forward to receiving the report from the Task Force and working with the academic community to implement their recommendations.
Robert C. Dynes