AFFIRM improves the experiences and career development of all women faculty through the following three interconnected goals:

Goal 1

Foster an environment that understands, embraces and supports a diverse faculty

  • Action 1.1: Establish baselines for institutional climate and measure perceptions of institutional factors related to hiring and advancement.
  • Action 1.2: Utilize interactive theatre to engage faculty and administrators in a campus-wide dialogue on issues affecting female faculty, particularly female faculty of color.This is a list

Goal 2

Recruit women faculty, with a particular emphasis on women of color

  • Action 2.1: Create and implement new faculty recruitment strategies to attract women faculty, especially women of color.

Goal 3

Support the retention and advancement of female faculty

  • Action 3.1: Implement workshops that target key career transition points and necessary skills,and address other barriers identified through the Climate Survey and Focus Groups
  • Action 3.2: Establish a comprehensive mentoring program
  • Action 3.3: Host Visiting Distinguished Professors who will address strategies to retain and advance female faculty, especially female faculty of color

Contact Information

Advancing Female Faculty in STEM
Vice President and Provost

5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4600