Administrative Offices

Faculty Equity Advisors
In summer 2019 each academic dean appointed an Associate Dean and Faculty Equity Advisor to lead within their units on matters of equity, inclusion, and diversity. The Associate Dean and Faculty Equity Advisor is a senior ladder faculty member who participates in the faculty recruitment process by raising awareness of best practices. They also organize faculty development programs, address individual issues raised by women and underrepresented minority faculty, and serve as a resource in division for faculty members seeking more information about equity, inclusion, diversity, and broadening participation in higher education.

Family Friendly Resources
Policies, programs and Resources that assist faculty and other academic appointees in balancing the demands of work and family.


Academic Senate Committee on Diversity and Equity
The Committee promotes campus diversity and equity, ensuring the equal treatment of women, ethnic minorities, individuals of diverse sexual orientations, individuals with disabilities, and other members of the campus community. In meeting this charge, the committee may initiate studies on campus diversity and equity, using data collected from all campus sources; formulate and disseminate recommendations on any matter influencing campus diversity and equity; and address matters involving the hiring, employment, educational, and social circumstances of faculty, staff, and students.

Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women
The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women is an administrative committee that has existed on campus since the mid 1970s. It draws its membership from faculty, staff, and students on campus with standing members including the director of the Women's Center, our Title IX Coordinator and Sexual Harassment Officer, chair(s) from the Senior Women's Council and chair(s) from the Professional Women's Association. The charge of CACSW is to advise and consult with the Chancellor about concerns and issues regarding the status of women at UCSB. The committee engages in the review of drafts of campus and system wide policies pertaining to campus women (e.g., parental leaves, sexual harassment, gender equity in sports). The CACSW along with the Women's Center organizes a panel discussion "Demystifying the Tenure Process" for junior faculty women on a yearly basis. The CACSW conducts meetings and investigations on issues including leadership, governance, representation of women in faculty and key administrative positions, pay equity, career equity review, work/life, staff-student ratio, Title IX, safety, student parent registration, diversity training, and female graduate student representation, employment, and mentorship. Since 1997, CACSW has met annually with the Chancellor and his Vice-Chancellors to discuss a yearly report on the status of women.

Chancellor's Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion
UC President Mark Yudof recently formed a systemwide Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion to address challenges in enhancing and sustaining a tolerant, inclusive environment on all UC campuses. The Council's first meeting was held June 30, 2010. UCSB also has a Campus Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion. It is chaired by Chancellor Yang and composed of faculty, students, staff, administrative personnel, community representation, and ex-officio members, which includes academic deans. The purpose of the advisory council is to:

  • Provide ongoing evaluation of campus climate conditions, practices, and policies.
  • Suggest measures that will support the goals of inclusion and community, especially including measures reflecting promising practices from elsewhere in UC and the nation.
  • Coordinate its analyses, recommendations, and other work with related work of any entities created by faculty, staff, students, or neighboring communities.
  • Fulfill other campus-specific responsibilities identified by the Chancellor.
  • Respond to queries and suggestions from the President's Advisory Council.

Chancellor's Outreach Advisory Committee (COAB)
COAB is the policy and governing body for all campus outreach programs. COAB provides overall guidance on policy, budget and evaluation issues regarding UC Santa Barbara's K-12, community college and graduate academic preparation and educational partnership programs. COAB also advises the chancellor and other staff on these matters, and monitors outreach programs via evaluation efforts. COAB is committed to strengthening campus academic preparation and educational partnership programs. The Board will provide consultation and direction to the campus in the development and oversight of campus initiatives supported by university outreach funds. In collaboration with the Academic Senate, the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and Student Affairs, COAB and the Office of Outreach Initiatives coordinates the Faculty Outreach Grant (FOG) Program.

Professional Women's Association
The Professional Women's Association (PWA) at UC Santa Barbara promotes a sense of community through networking and community service, and focuses on the advancement and accomplishments of UCSB Women. PWA provides opportunities to develop one's professional and personal self as well as network on campus, through activities that include brown bag lunch sessions, networking luncheons, a holiday party for IV children, and an annual professional development conference.

Senior Women's Council
The Senior Women's Council was founded in 1993 to create a forum for defining and actively addressing issues that promote gender equity and diversity at UC Santa Barbara. All tenured women faculty and lecturers with SOE are automatically members. The steering committee, comprised of 15-20 members, specifies several well-defined programmatic goals that the Council will accomplish each academic year. The direction of SWC's program is based on input from all tenured women.

Diversity Related Grants and Fellowships

Curated List of Funding Opportunities
Curated list of funding opportunities related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and minority serving institutions

Professional Development

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
UCSB is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).  NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students, dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. Our membership provides a series of mentoring services, including workshops focused on research and writing strategies, networking opportunities, and other forms of professional support and faculty development.

Research Centers

Center for Black Studies Research
The Center for Black Studies Research has a general research platform that is uniquely positioned to provide a critical synthesis of issues of race, social equality, and justice; these narratives and approaches are present in all its projects and are a central part of our effort to merge theoretical findings with social change. Research areas include the Haiti Projects, the Race and Technology Initiative; and the Urban Studies Projects. Outreach efforts include Project Excel and community outreach efforts, both on campus and within the community.

Center for Middle East Studies

Center for Research, Excellence, and Diversity in Team Science (CREDITS)
The Center for Research, Excellence, and Diversity in Team Science (CREDITS) hosts Retreats and Institutes to promote team science competencies and leadership capacity of faculty, researchers, post-doctoral scholars, and research administrators across the campuses of the University of California and Cal State University systems.

Chicano Studies Institute
The purpose of the Institute, as articulated in El Plan de Santa Bárbara, is to undertake, promote and disseminate research regarding the Chicano/Latino experience in California and the United States. The Institute's research activities serve the intellectual interests of Chicana/o Studies students, researchers and faculty from all departments and units on the UCSB campus. Together with the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department, the Institute supports research that promotes the growing national and international stature of the field and assists in the recruitment and retention of Chicano/Latino faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at UC Santa Barbara. The Institute also promotes cultural education for the campus and community by sponsoring events and programs that draw from Chicana/o, Mexican and Latin American music, dance, theatre, film and art traditions.

Statements of Inclusive Excellence

Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence