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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources: A Campus-Wide Commitment

Across UC Davis, the diversity of voices and experiences contributes to the vibrancy of our on-campus culture. By recognizing tools and resources that already exist in our institution, we hope to continue supporting a diverse community on campus, with a special focus on those within the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.

Student Identity and Cultural Resource Centers

Reporting Hate and Bias

Resources for Faculty Mentors

Mentorship is a catalyst capable of unleashing one's potential for discovery, curiosity, and participation in STEMM and subsequently improving the training environment in which that STEMM potential is fostered. Mentoring relationships provide developmental spaces in which students' STEMM skills are honed and pathways into STEMM fields can be discovered. Because mentorship can be so influential in shaping the future STEMM workforce, its occurrence should not be left to chance or idiosyncratic implementation. There is a gap between what we know about effective mentoring and how it is practiced in higher education.

The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM studies mentoring programs and practices at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It explores the importance of mentorship, the science of mentoring relationships, mentorship of underrepresented students in STEMM, mentorship structures and behaviors, and institutional cultures that support mentorship. This report and its complementary interactive guide present insights on effective programs and practices that can be adopted and adapted by institutions, departments, and individual faculty members.

To read The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM by the National Academies Press online, please click here

Additional Resources from "UC Davis STEM Faculty Resource Guide  - For Faculty Starting to Learn about Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Anti Racism"

Resources for Faculty and Instructors

  • UC Davis Office of Academic Affairs: Provides a number of development programs and opportunities. Includes PDF links to important UCD policies and diversity-focused programs.
  • Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS): Supports the discovery of knowledge by promoting women in science, starting with Latina STEM scholars and expanding to all underrepresented groups in STEM, by building an inclusive environment that is diversity-driven, mentorship-grounded, and career-success focused.
    • CAMPOS Faculty Scholars: CAMPOS faculty are characterized by the excellence of their research,  and by their commitment to transforming STEMM education at UC Davis and contributing service to help address the problems of inequity in science, engineering and medicine. New faculty nominees accepted on a rolling basis, with a cohort deadline annually in May.
    • UC Davis Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Task Force: UC Davis is seeking to attain Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation as part of our ongoing commitment to the success of students and to our mission as a California public, research intensive and land grant university. Read more about the efforts of the DEI Office HSI Taskforce here.

From "UC Davis STEM Faculty Resource Guide  - For Faculty Starting to Learn about Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Anti Racism":