Strategic Plan

Growth That Makes a Difference

Number of Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty

Tenured and tenure-track faculty is composed of those individuals holding the ranks of assistant professor, associate professor and professor. By attracting the top teachers and researchers in higher education, we’re better able to recruit the best-and-brightest students and expand our life-enhancing discoveries. In 2016-2017, teaching capacity grew by 33 faculty, however UCI is still below the 25th percentile relative to AAU public institutions. The goal is to increase by 250 faculty within 5 years. 

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Academic Year Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty (projected)
2005-2006 940
2006-2007 974
2007-2008 997
2008-2009 1025
2009-2010 1075
2010-2011 1059
2011-2012 1036
2012-2013 1070
2013-2014 1084
2014-2015 1099
2015-2016 1126
2016-2017 1159
2017-2018 1226
2018-2019 1276
2019-2020 1326
2020-2021 1376

Number of Honorific Awards

As a globally preeminent research university, UCI’s faculty receive worldwide recognition for their contributions to the sciences, arts and humanities, professional studies, and the advancement of ideas that improve lives. We plan to expand this recognition, measured by the number of honorific awards, with a goal of approximately 59 awards per every 100 faculty by 2020. In 2016-2017, UCI had an 8% increase in the number of total honorific awards (near the median of AAU public institutions). 

The analysis includes prestigious honorific awards as defined by the National Research Council. The awards list can be found at: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Resdoc/PGA_044718

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Year Awards per Faculty Awards per Faculty (projected)
2010 0.43
2011 0.42
2012 0.43
2013 0.47
2014 0.46
2015 0.48
2016 0.48
2017 0.49
2018 0.50
2019 0.51
2020 0.52

Number and Percent of Faculty Engaged in Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

UCI leads in its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, establishing the Office of Inclusive Excellence in 2016. We aim to have 50% of faculty involved in formal diversity initiatives, programs and leadership roles by 2020-21.

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Academic Year Number Engaged Number Engaged (projected) Percent Engaged Percent Engaged (projected)
2012-2013 125 12
2013-2014 131 12
2014-2015 188 17
2015-2016 379 34
2016-2017 642 55
2017-2018 735 60
2018-2019 842 66
2019-2020 964 73
2020-2021 1103 80

Total Research Expenditures

UCI plans to increase research expenditures to over $500 million annually, making us a more powerful force for discoveries and innovation that improve lives and communities. In 2015-2016 UCI research expenditures increased by $16 million, bringing the total to $345 million for the year. 

Source: National Science Foundation Higher Education Research & Development Survey.

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Fiscal Year Expenditures Expenditures (projected)
2004-2005 276763000
2005-2006 300229000
2006-2007 309554000
2007-2008 324552000
2008-2009 325493000
2009-2010 327594000
2010-2011 344678000
2011-2012 350030000
2012-2013 347773000
2013-2014 340056000
2014-2015 329798000
2015-2016 345319000
2016-2017 389798000
2017-2018 419798000
2018-2019 449798000
2019-2020 479798000
2020-2021 509798000

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