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APM Affirmative Action References

Section 1

Effective July 1, 2005, the following sections of the Academic Personnel Manual were revised to include references to affirmative action and diversity in consideration of academic personnel actions and job responsibilities.  To access the full content of the Academic Personnel Manual (APM), go to https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/academic-personnel-policy/ .

APM - 210-1-d 
Instructions to Review Committees Which Advise on Actions in the Professor and Corresponding Series

Provides that teaching, research, and service that promote diversity and equal opportunity are to be encouraged and given recognition in the evaluation of the candidate's qualifications.
APM - 240 
Deans and Provosts

Provides that Deans and Provosts are responsible for an affirmative action program consistent with University policies
APM - 245
(Appendix A) Department Chairs

Provides that the Chair is responsible for maintaining a climate hospitable to diversity and for maintaining a department affirmative action program.


APM 210 – 1-d – Criteria for Appointment, Promotion, and Appraisal

The University is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission. Teaching, research, professional and public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity are to be encouraged and given recognition in the evaluation of the candidate's qualifications. These contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including efforts to advance equitable access to education, public service that addresses the needs of California's diverse population, or research in a scholar's area of expertise that highlights inequalities. Mentoring and advising of students or new faculty members are to be encouraged and given recognition in the teaching or service categories of academic personnel actions.

APM 240 – Deans & Provosts – Definition (240-4a)

An academic Dean or Provost is head of a Division, College, School, or other similar academic unit and has administrative responsibility for that unit. This includes fiscal responsibility for the unit, maintaining an affirmative action program for faculty and staff recruitment and retention consistent with University affirmative action policies, and responsibility for insuring that systemwide and local policies, including Academic Senate regulations, are observed. 

AMP 245 (Appendix A) – Duties of Department Chairs

As leader of the department, the chair has the following duties: 

2. The appointee is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of both the faculty and the staff personnel of the department. In consultation with colleagues, the chair recommends appointments, promotions, merit advances, and terminations. The appointee is responsible for maintaining a departmental affirmative action program for faculty and staff personnel, consistent with University affirmative action policies.  The appointee is expected to make sure that faculty members are aware of the criteria prescribed for appointment and advancement [APM 210], and to make appraisals and recommendations in accordance with the procedures and principles stated in the President's Instructions to Appointment and Promotion Committees. 

The chair's administrative duties include the following (special assignments may be added from time to time, and the Chancellor or Dean may specify additional duties): 

12. To report annually on the department’s affirmative action program, including a description of good faith efforts undertaken to ensure equal opportunity in appointment, promotion, and merit activities, as well as a report on affirmative action goals and results in accordance with campus policy.