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Updated: October 10, 2018
Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty
Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
Total number of graduate students
Number of women graduate students
[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students
Total number of post doctoral associates
Number of women post doctoral associates
[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates
Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
The graduate division approves unpaid Leaves of Absence. Leaves of Absence will be granted for sound educational purposes, health reasons, financial problems, and family responsibilities. Consistent with the TA union contract, paid leave is provided in many different instances including military leave, medical leave, family leave, jury duty, maternity leave, and bereavement leave.
Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
Graduate Student Health Insurance is provided by the department. Family/spouse/dependent health insurance is available, but is not covered by the department; it must be purchased through the student health center.
Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
Contact Carolyn Gee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
Yes. Website below. Contact student: Katie Hellier, email@example.com
What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?
Women in Science and Engineering
STEM Diversity Programs
Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?
Yes. 2010, 2013
Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?
Will host Nov., 2018
Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.
The Physics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has a long history of successfully mentoring female students. We foster and achieve excellence in a non-competitive environment. Our female students have gone on to highly successful careers including positions in academia, industry, and data science. Our Committee on Diversity and Climate meets weekly and includes both graduate and undergraduate student representatives. Graduate students also have a voice in the department through the Graduate Experience Development initiative (GEDi) Council. Our department hosts a Women in Physics club for both graduate and undergraduate students, a mentoring program, and regular coffee chats with female colloquium speakers. Broader UCSC campus resources include an active Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) group and a STEM Career-Life Balance Resource Center. Our Physics faculty and students have organized two Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in 2010 and 2015.
Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.
Professor Tesla Jeltema, firstname.lastname@example.org