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Fostering faculty excellence

The Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion (FDI) works collaboratively to cultivate an academic culture of inclusive excellence at UC San Diego, where all can succeed and advance. FDI is a unit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

NCFDD Membership

UC San Diego is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). NCFDD provides online access to mentoring, tools, and support needed to be successful in the Academy. It focuses on helping academics achieve extraordinary writing and research productivity while maintaining a full and healthy life off campus.

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Faculty Networks

Looking for community, networking opportunities, or mentoring? Join one of these three affinity networks for historically underrepresented faculty: Faculty of Color Network Women’s Faculty Network First Generation Faculty Network The Networks meet quarterly and for special events, including the annual Faculty of Color Reception in the fall and the Women’s Faculty Reception in the winter.

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Diverse faculty

October 1, 2020

Grants Totaling $700K Fund Two Major Projects Aimed at Advancing Faculty Diversity

Dr. Olivia Graeves photo

August 6, 2020

Dr. Olivia Graeve, a materials science expert, is being recognized by the White House for her outreach work in STEM.

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June 19, 2020

UC San Diego names the first Black female dean in the school’s 60-year history