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March 7, 2005
VICE PRESIDENT--AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Revisions to Academic Personnel Policy 210-1-d, Instructions to Review Committees Which Advise on Actions in the Professor and Corresponding Series; Policy 240, Deans and Provosts; and Policy 245 (Appendix A), Department Chairs
Enclosed are revisions to the aforementioned policies, which are effective as of July 1, 2005.
A Strategic Review Panel convened by President Atkinson recommended in May 2003 that educational outreach be incorporated into the teaching and research mission of the University. The Panel asked the Academic Senate to develop the means by which faculty could be properly recognized and rewarded for their contributions to the University's commitment to diversity and access.
The University Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity and the University Committee on Academic Personnel developed these proposed revisions to APM - 210-1-d, 240, and 245. On October 25, 2004 the Academic Council endorsed the attached APM revisions with the hope that "these changes will lead to more faculty engagement in educational outreach activities."
In addition to recognizing the academic importance of faculty efforts to advance diversity in higher education, these policy revisions underscore the importance of diversity as a core value of the mission of the University of California. I commend the Academic Senate for their leadership in the advancement of excellence through diversity through development of these policies.
The policies may be found online at:
Robert C. Dynes
cc: Members, President's Cabinet
Vice Provost Zelmanowitz
Academic Council Chair Blumenthal
Associate Vice President Boyette
Council of Vice Chancellors
Assistant Vice President Switkes
Principal Officers of The Regents