Merit and Promotions

Find resources such as the Academic Personnel Manual (APM), appointment and promotion Professor series documents, review and appraisal committees, types of personnel actions, FAQ’s on the Council on Academic Personnel (CAP), guidance on preparing merit and promotion files, information on stopping the clock, COVID-19 policies and forms, and Academic Personnel forms.

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Mentoring Plans

Bio Sci strives to support faculty on the path to becoming scientific leaders and engaged members of the UCI community who advance through the ranks with outstanding reviews and a high level of job satisfaction. Bio Sci has created a comprehensive mentoring plan, developed by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Karina Cramer, Ph.D., and Equity Advisor, Aimee Edinger VMD/PhD. Plans include mentoring for early career and mid-career faculty.

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Inclusive Recruitment

This is a comprehensive set of resources for search committees and department chairs that detail strategies for diverse and inclusive hiring. Download the toolkit prepared by the School of Biological Sciences’ Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), along with additional resources including evaluation rubrics, information on bias, microaggressions, California Proposition 209, and race- and gender-neutral strategies for diversified hiring.

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Inclusive Teaching

Inclusive teaching refers to the range of approaches and strategies to teaching that address the diverse needs, backgrounds, and learning modalities and abilities of all students to create an overall inclusive learning environment where all students feel equally valued and where all students have equal access and opportunity to learn. Learn about Universal Design for Learning, how to create inclusive classrooms, employing culturally-responsive pedagogy, and create an environment where very student thrives.

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Graduate Admissions

Thoughtful, evidence-based graduate admissions processes support the mission of the University and strengthen the workforce. These practices should increase the likelihood that a student admitted to a graduate program program will be among those most likely to succeed as a degree candidate and to make meaningful contributions to the learning environments and to society as a whole. Learn more about Bio Sci’s holistic review process, strategies to diversity the graduate applicant pool, fostering diversity in the context of Prop 209 and dealing with challenges with equity in graduate admissions. 

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Accommodating Students with Disabilities

At the University of California, Irvine, providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities is a campus -wide responsibility and commitment. Disabilities include, but are not limited to, orthopedic, visual, hearing, learning, chronic health and psychological disabilities. UCI demonstrates its core values of individual growth, development, civility and diversity by recognizing students with disabilities as an important part of its student body. The UCI Disability Services Center (DSC) created a resource of helpful information to assist faculty in working with students with disabilities. Learn more by clicking on the PDF below.

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Assisting Students in Distress (Red Folder)

UCI faculty/staff and graduate teaching/research assistants are in a unique position to demonstrate compassion for UCI students in distress. Both undergraduate and graduate students may feel alone, isolated, and even hopeless when faced with academic and life challenges. These feelings can easily disrupt academic performance and may lead to dysfunctional coping and other serious consequences.

You may be the first person to SEE SOMETHING distressing in a student since you have frequent and prolonged contact with them. The UCI Wellness, Health & Counseling Services office offers a red folder document to help recognize the symptoms of a student in distress and appropriate referrals to campus resources. Download the Red Folder by Clicking on the PDF below.

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Unconscious Bias

Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing. This is a collection of helpful resources about unconscious bias, how it affects  our working and learning environment and strategies to mitigate them. Included also are links to training courses, videos and modules. 

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Diverse Affinity Groups

Faculty and staff diversity affinity groups foster cross-departmental social interaction, professional networking, cultural competencies, recruiting and mentoring.  Diversity affinity groups also offer the UCI community at large an opportunity to consult with group members as an information resource.

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Health and Wellness

A work-life balance matters to succeed in the work place. UCI offers different types of resources to staff and faculty to meet their needs. Take a look at the resources below.