2021-24 AFD Climate and Retention Pilot Intervention Program - DEI Blueprint
This three-year project, being led by three UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, and San Francisco), is entitled DEIBlueprint and aimed at helping academic departments assess their climate with specific attention to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. This quasi-experimental design involves participating departments at each campus utilizing an online climate survey Question Bank (made up of validated survey items) they can choose from to create customizable surveys that fit within their appropriate context. Based on their survey results, the departments will then have access to a Climate Toolkit to support activities that are responsive to their needs. Ultimately, the overall goal is to make academic departments more inclusive for all, increasing faculty retention and success.