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What's Happening?

  • UCI ADVANCE Program--This program is working to enhance the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women. Key elements of the program are: (1) Equity advisors in every school who serve as role models and resources for faculty and (2) ADVANCE Term Chairs--scholars with a commitment to gender equity.
    UCI Advance Program

  • Career Partners Program--The EVC supports 10-15 Career Partner FTE annually.
    UCI Career Partners Program

  • Pay Equity Studies--UCI has conducted annual pay equity studies since 1991-92 and has published the results since 1997-98. These studies have pointed to possible inequities in partner hires, which we are working to correct.
    UCI Pay Equity Reports

  • Southern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)--UCI believes HERC will prove to be a valuable recruitment tool, especially for dual career couples.
    Southern California HERC

  • University Hills--Provides access to affordable homes for eligible UCI faculty and staff.
    University Hills

  • UCI Child Care Services-- Provides space for about 400 children of eligible faculty, staff, and students.
    UCI Childcare

  • Tenure Handbook--This recently updated handbook is available online and provides advice for tenure track and tenured faculty. One section is devoted to the problems of childrearing versus career needs.
    UCI Tenure Handbook

  • "UCI Chair's Resource Guide"--Online guide points chairs to family friendly policies. UCI is planning to expand chair development sessions to provide orientation for new chairs, which would include family friendly policies.
    UCI Chair's Guide

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The UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge:
> The UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge: turning a problem into UC's competitive advantage
> Recruiting & Retaining the Best & Brightest
> Leaks in the Academic Pipeline for Women
> The Pool Problem at UC Berkeley: Ladder Rank Faculty
> Work-Family Balance
> Sloan Funds the UC Family Friendly Edge
> Proposed Initiatives
What's New?
>Revisions to UC Family Friendly Policies are Issued (PDF)
>UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge Report (PDF)
> UC Families Interactive Website is Launched
>9 Presidents of Major Universities Release Joint Statement (DOC) on Gender Equity in Higher Education
See Press Release (DOC)
> Academe Do Babies Matter II article by Mason & Goulden
PDF with figures
> Annals Marriage and Baby Blues article by Mason & Goulden
> Chronicle of Higher Education reports on UC Family Friendly Edge Project
> Chronicle of Higher Education holds online colloquy with Mary Ann Mason, How Babies Alter Careers for Academics
> UC Faculty Work and Family Survey Presentation (PPT)
> Academe Do Babies Matter article by Mason & Goulden
PDF with figures
> Recent Press Coverage

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