Faculty Community Networking Program

The Faculty Community Networking Program is funded by a grant from the UC Office of the President to create groups to provide structures for faculty community, development, and support. The groups are being formed to support faculty in each of the following five demographics: African-American/Black/Caribbean, Asian/Pacific Islander,IndigenousLatinx/Chicanx, and Women in STEM. Each group is open to any interested faculty (including Senate faculty, lecturers, and other faculty titles), with a goal of engaging faculty across ranks and disciplines to improve faculty retention and success.Group leaders were selected through an open call in fall quarter.

Groups will meet monthly, and each group will be asked to identify meaningful strategies or initiatives the institution should consider to increase individual or collective faculty well-being and success and to improve faculty retention for members of underrepresented groups. Groups will provide the CP/EVC with a white paper at the end of the year summarizing their insights.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of the UCOP grant and will be ordered based on expected headcount, so please RSVP at least one week in advance so that we can order enough food. If you can’t make the next meeting, but are interested in future meetings, please check this site for future meeting announcements, or contact the group lead who can let you know once future meetings have been scheduled. If you have any questions, feel free to write me at vpaa@ucsc.edu.


Next meetings (RSVP):

  • African/Black/Caribbean Group - TBD
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Group, led by L. S. Kim - Tuesday, October 15 from 12-1:30pm, BE2-215
  • Indigenous Group, led by Judy Scott - Wednesday, October 23 from 12:45-2pm, Humanities 1-408
  • Latinx/Chicanx Group, led by Juan Poblete - Friday, October 18 from 12:30-2, Charles E. Merrill Lounge
  • Women in STEM Group, led by Sri Kurniawan - Wednesday, October 9 from 12-1:30, BE2-280