Rubric for Evaluating Diversity Statements

The rubric below was designed by the University of California system to support efforts to assess diversity statements in a faculty search process. Faculty search committees increasingly have asked for diversity statements (or teaching statements that specifically solicit DEI information) indicating where a faculty candidate could further the campus or departmental DEI goals, including improving classroom pedagogies or climate, advising, or other departmental DEI needs. You might also reference our Writing an Effective Diversity Statement and Example DEI Interview Questions webpages for additional insights.