Faculty Community Networking Program

The Faculty Community Networking Program was createed to provide structures for faculty community, development, and support. Originally created through a grant from the UC Office of the President, the program now continues into its second year with funding from the CP/EVC, The groups have been 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 meet monthly, and have been asked to identify meaningful strategies or initiatives the institution should consider to increase individual or collective faculty well-being and success, as well as to improve faculty retention for members of underrepresented groups.

Lunch is provided at each meeting using funds from the CP/EVC, and will be ordered based on expected headcount, 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.

*As we continue to shelter in place, meetings will take place virtually using Zoom, and no lunch will be provided.


RSVP to any of the following meetings:
  • African/Black/Caribbean Group, led by Courtney Bonam - TBD
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Group, led by L. S. Kim  - Wednesday, May 20 from 3-4:30, Zoom details will be provided to all who RSVP
  • Indigenous Group, led by Judy Scott - TBD
  • Latinx/Chicanx Group, led by Juan Poblete - Friday, May 22 from 12:30-2pm, Zoom details will be provided to all who RSVP
  • Women in STEM Group, led by Sri Kurniawan - TBD