Recognizing Diversity in the Academic Personnel Review Process

August 01, 2005

Dear Colleagues:

Chancellor Denton and I bring to your attention recent revisions in academic personnel policy governing faculty merit and promotion reviews. As a result of these revisions, a candidate's accomplishments in teaching, research or creative activity, and service now include contributions to diversity and equal opportunity in education.

A summary of the revisions may be found at

These important revisions have strong support from systemwide committees on Academic Personnel and Affirmative Action and Diversity. I ask faculty to ensure that their contributions to diversity and equal opportunity in education are documented in biobibs and personal statements. Recognition of these contributions will help to further diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please direct them to Breck Caloss, Academic Human Resources, extension 9-3210, or


David S. Kliger
Interim Campus Provost
and Executive Vice Chancellor