Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Requirement

A knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion is required of all candidates for a Bachelor’s degree who begin their studies at UC San Diego in lower-division standing in Fall 2011 or thereafter, or in upper-division standing in Fall 2013 or thereafter.

There is a need to expand the number and variety of course offerings throughout the entire spectrum of undergraduate instruction to accommodate the large number of freshman and transfer students who will matriculate through UC San Diego. Faculty are encouraged to submit courses for consideration to fulfill the DEI requirement. Courses must fulfill three governing categories (frameworks, subject matter, and pedagogy) in order to satisfy the DEI requirement.

DEI Call for Courses 2015-16

DEI Requirement Response Form

To provide course diversity and encourage new courses, ladder-rank faculty may be provided $1,500 for new or substantially revised courses approved by UGC as fulfilling the DEI. Course proposals should be developed through a mini-grant and review process. This proposal should be submitted along with the syllabus and DEI response form to the DEI Standing Committee. Up to 10 new courses will be supported by this mechanism annually.

DEI Course Mini-Grant Proposal

Please submit the DEI Requirement Response Form (with the accompanying material) and DEI Course Mini-Grant Proposal to Gail McNabb (gmcnabb@ucsd.edu). Deadlines for submission are October 30, 2015, February 5, 2016 (revised date), and April 22, 2016.

Find a list of approved courses here:

DEI Approved Courses