STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that are taking steps to help build a more diverse faculty by supporting future faculty members from under-represented groups.
  • Environmental Benefits: Having a diverse faculty helps provide a rich learning experience for all students. Mentoring and other support programs encourage the participation of under-represented groups in higher education. 
  • Scoring: Institution earns a total of 4 points for meeting the criteria outlined above. 

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Support Programs for Future Faculty

CSU Channel Islands currently does meet the criteria for this credit by supporting future faculty members from under-represented groups.

California Pre-Doctoral Program

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the diversity of the pool of potential university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of individuals who are current upper division or graduate students in the CSU, economically and educationally disadvantaged, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and leaders of tomorrow.

Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program offers financial support, mentoring, and professional development in support of pursuit of a doctoral degree. Must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral program in the U.S to apply. Loan forgiveness at 20% per year for full-time teaching beyond the doctorate is available.

California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education

The California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education, planned by a consortium of public and private colleges and universities from throughout California, have been designed particularly to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates and master's candidates who belong to groups that are currently underrepresented in doctoral-level programs. The groups include low-income and first-generation college students and especially African Americans, American Indians, Chicanos/Latinos, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, Asian American women, and Asian American men in the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences.  CI has had the honor of hosting the 20th Annual California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education on Saturday, April 17, 2010. The Forum brings together approximately 1,000 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduate and master’s students. The students will have an opportunity to explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day. Students will also attend a graduate school recruitment fair where they will have an opportunity to interact with program recruiters from across the United States.

Information Received From:

Steve Lefevre: Associate Vice President for Academic Programs & Planning

Learn More:

For more information about the California Pre-Doctoral Program, visit

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