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Faculty Climate

The Office of Faculty Affairs conducts a climate survey every 3 to 5 years to assess faculty perceptions on culture and climate in Health Sciences. Surveys were conducted in 2005, 2011, 2015, and 2019.

In response to the 2005 and 2011 surveys, several changes were implemented, including 1) enhanced communication about governance and policies, 2) increased safety measures, 3) additional faculty professional development workshops, and 4) additional leadership training.

The 2015 HS Faculty Climate Survey assessed the effectiveness of prior changes and highlighted additional issues to improve the climate for faculty, including 1) research space distribution, 2) salary allocation, and 3) supportive environment.

The results of the 2019 HS Faculty Climate Survey, with over a 50% response rate, can found on the Pulse website

In response to the 2019 Faculty Climate survey, the Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences formed the Gender Equity Committee in March 2020. Chaired by Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs JoAnn Trejo, the Gender Equity Committee was comprised of 19 senior faculty physicians, researchers and educators with representation from the School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. The charge of the Gender Equity Committee was to identify key areas of strength and opportunity for improvement in gender equity, and then to develop a set of recommendations and best practices for creating equity across key areas including new guidelines and procedures to provide long-term oversight and accountability for gender equity. Three subcommittees were formed to address key domains of gender equity issues: a) women career advancement and leadership, b) behavior and inequality, and c) salary equity.

The HS Faculty Salary Equity 2021 report can also be found on the Pulse website.

Please note that access to the Pulse website requires a UC San Diego active directory (AD) username and password.


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