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The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a "City of Learning" — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation. Please visit our website at http://www.berkeley.edu
The national and international awards held by faculty underscore Berkeley's preeminence. A total of 22 faculty have been named Nobel Prize winners, including the nine who are current faculty members, along with 32 MacArthur Fellows and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners.
National and international awards held by faculty
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
American Philosophical Society
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows
A. M. Turing (computing)
Fields Medal in Mathematics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
Institute of Medicine members
National Academy of Education
National Academy of Engineering
National Academy of Sciences
National Medal of Science
National Poet Laureates
National Science Foundation Young Investigators Awards
Wolf Prizes in agriculture, mathematics, chemistry, physics, medicine and the arts
The University of California, Berkeley offers a wide array of high quality benefit plans from which to choose. These include comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, a generous pension plan, and optional retirement savings opportunities. For more information, visit the Benefits page: http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/benefits
Adopted by the Assembly of the Academic Senate May 10, 2006 Endorsed by the President of the University of California June 30, 2006 Adopted as Amended by the Assembly of the Academic Senate April 22, 2009 Endorsed as Amended by the President of the University of California August 17, 2010
The diversity of the people of California has been the source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments throughout the state’s history into the present. Diversity – a defining feature of California’s past, present, and future – refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, and more.
Because the core mission of the University of California is to serve the interests of the State of California, it must seek to achieve diversity among its student bodies and among its employees. The State of California has a compelling interest in making sure that people from all backgrounds perceive that access to the University is possible for talented students, staff, and faculty from all groups. The knowledge that the University of California is open to qualified students from all groups, and thus serves all parts of the community equitably, helps sustain the social fabric of the State.
Diversity should also be integral to the University’s achievement of excellence. Diversity can enhance the ability of the University to accomplish its academic mission. Diversity aims to broaden and deepen both the educational experience and the scholarly environment, as students and faculty learn to interact effectively with each other, preparing them to participate in an increasingly complex and pluralistic society. Ideas, and practices based on those ideas, can be made richer by the process of being born and nurtured in a diverse community. The pluralistic university can model a process of proposing and testing ideas through respectful, civil communication. Educational excellence that truly incorporates diversity thus can promote mutual respect and make possible the full, effective use of the talents and abilities of all to foster innovation and train future leadership.
Therefore, the University of California renews its commitment to the full realization of its historic promise to recognize and nurture merit, talent, and achievement by supporting diversity and equal opportunity in its education, services, and administration, as well as research and creative activity. The University particularly acknowledges the acute need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented students, faculty, and staff from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented.
CALcierge, offered through UC Berkeley’s Office of the Vice Provost for the Faculty, supports the recruitment and retention of faculty. CALcierge services include both relocation services to prospective and new faculty and dual career services for the accompanying faculty spouse or partner.
These principles of community for the University of California, Berkeley, are rooted in our mission of teaching, research and public service. They reflect our passion for critical inquiry, debate, discovery and innovation, and our deep commitment to contributing to a better world. Every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring and humane environment in which these values can thrive.
We place honesty and integrity in our teaching, learning, research and administration at the highest level.
We recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors.
We affirm the dignity of all individuals and strive to uphold a just community in which discrimination and hate are not tolerated.
We are committed to ensuring freedom of expression and dialogue that elicits the full spectrum of views held by our varied communities.
We respect the differences as well as the commonalities that bring us together and call for civility and respect in our personal interactions.
We believe that active participation and leadership in addressing the most pressing issues facing our local and global communities are central to our educational mission.
We embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal.
UC Berkeley's "Principles of Community" statement was developed collaboratively by students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and issued by the Chancellor. Its intent is to serve as an affirmation of the intrinsic and unique value of each member of the UC Berkeley community and as a guide for our personal and collective behavior, both on campus and as we serve society.
These principles do not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct: