California Consortium for Inclusive Doctoral Education (C-CIDE)

A partnership of five University of California campuses–Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Santa Barbara and San Diego–and University of Southern California, the California Consortium for Inclusive Doctoral Education (C-CIDE) is National Science Foundation-funded network of faculty and administrators across doctoral-granting universities that aims to improve how graduate programs in California admit and educate the scientists and engineers of the future.

C-CIDE creates innovative systems for faculty-to-faculty professional development by which programs can 1) evaluate the efficacy and equity of inherited practices for recruiting, admitting, and mentoring graduate students, and 2) move toward improving and enhancing practices where needed. It is also a multi-institution network that will connect faculty committed to equity in doctoral education, in order to encourage the diffusion of inclusive practices. C-CIDE uses Networked Improvement Community framework developed by the Carnegie Foundation to achieve collective change at scale in educational settings.

The project’s design will test the impact of faculty development on three outcomes: the admissions practices that PhD programs use, the diversity of their admitted cohorts, and the programs’ selectivity.

For more information about C-CIDE at UC Davis, contact Devin Horton at