Diversity and Engagement
UC works to increase the number of students emerging from the California K–12 pipeline with the academic preparation needed to be UC-ready. This dashboard depicts how students of different ethnic backgrounds are represented in milestones along the path to UC.
On Oct. 26, 2016, State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson announced the release of $100 million in College Readiness Grants.
On Dec. 1, 2016, UC President Janet Napolitano announced the 2017 recipients of the President’s Research Catalyst Awards, chosen from a pool of more than 100 proposed projects. The awards foster multicampus, interdisciplinary research in areas of strategic importance to California and the world. One of this year’s projects is aimed at improving teacher training and student outcomes in California’s K-12 schools.
Thomas Ahn was selected as the Executive Director of California Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA), an award-winning college access and degree completion program that develops students for STEM degrees and careers.
On Nov. 30, 2016, UC announced that it will vigorously protect the privacy and civil rights of the undocumented members of the UC community and will direct its police departments not to undertake joint efforts with any government agencies to enforce federal immigration law.
The California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network brings together 60 researchers from nine UC campuses to begin tracking the effectiveness of different approaches to teacher training.