UC will host the Sixth Annual Diversity Conference on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The conference is designed to highlight pedagogy, experiential knowledge and innovative practices that encourage individuals and organizations to build vibrant, diverse and inclusive environments.
In support of this vision, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) in consultation with the President’s Diversity Council, has established a competitive incentive program to support enhanced student recruitment and retention with a focus on strengthening racial and ethnic diversity. This is the third year for this program.
Proposals are invited from units of the university for increasing student diversity through innovative recruitment and retention activities. Of particular importance are programs and activities that will support:
While this listing identifies important institutional objectives, proposals that target increased student diversity and/or success in other innovative ways will be given equal consideration. The proposed plan must also align with the university’s larger enrollment and retention plan. Proposals based on existing efforts are preferred, though new initiatives that include viable plans for sustainability are also encouraged.
The UC Diversity Council invites nominations to the Marian Spencer Diversity Ambassador Award. The purpose of the award is to showcase campus affiliated individuals and groups whose diversity initaitives have positively impacted the university. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate individuals or groups for this award.