November 28, 2005
UC Diversity Task Force visits UCSC
A range of topics--including faculty hiring, retention, and
promotion, partner hiring issues, and even the cost of living
in Santa Cruz--came up during a diversity task force site visit
The site visit team of UC President Robert C. Dynes's Task
Force on Diversity met with Chancellor Denice D. Denton,
Executive Vice Chancellor David Kliger, the divisional deans,
and Graduate Dean Lisa Sloan, UCSC task force representative.
Task force members also met with members of two Academic Senate
committees: Affirmative Action and Diversity, and Academic Personnel,
as well as with the chair of the Committee on Faculty Welfare.
Meetings were also held with Senate Chair Faye Crosby and Vice
Chair Quentin Williams, and principal diversity officers Alison
Galloway, interim vice provost for academic affairs; Barbara
Brogan, assistant vice chancellor; Patricia Hiramoto, Equal
Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action director; and Sandra
Chung, linguistics professor.
The visiting team also met with various faculty of color and
others over lunch and met informally with some department chairs
as well as the deans.
The visit gave us a chance to evaluate where we are doing
well and where we need to pay more attention, said Galloway,
adding that faculty retention is one area where the campus needs
further work. However, if any university wants a diverse
faculty, it must pay attention to the entire life cycle--from
getting students to attend university in the first place; go
to graduate school; apply for UC jobs; be selected as candidates;
be hired, retained, and promoted; and move into leadership positions.
Anyone with questions, concerns, or comments about the task
force may contact Sloan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The task force's comprehensive review of faculty diversity
efforts throughout the UC system includes site visits to each
UC campus. A preliminary report is scheduled for release in
January, to be followed by a systemwide summit.
offers preliminary look at systemwide diversity study (http://currents.ucsc.edu/05-06/11-07/update.asp)
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