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Equity in Graduate Education (EGE)

Equity in Graduate Education

EGE is committed to generating, translating, and applying research in ways that will expand the adoption of evidence-based, equitable graduate admissions and mentoring practices.

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UC San Diego is a partner institution with the Equity in Graduate Education (EGE) Consortium, which began as the California Consortium for Inclusive Doctoral Education (C-CIDE), a National Science Foundation-funded initiative aiming to create a network of faculty and administrators across doctoral-granting universities with the goal of of diversifying the demographic composition of STEM graduate programs and the scientific workforce in California.

The vision of C-CIDE was to catalyze and support communities of practice that are committed to making STEM graduate education more equitable and inclusive. It consisted of faculty and administrators at six California universities: UC- Berkeley, UC-Davis, UC-Irvine, UC-San Diego, UC-Santa Barbara, and USC, and was aimed at creating a sustainable system of faculty learning opportunities on each campus and Consortium-wide that 1) increased knowledge and skills needed to improve how we select and serve students, 2) motivated changes to policy and practice that affect student access and success. 

Since 2019, C-CIDE (now known as EGE) personnel have partnered with UC San Diego to conduct multiple workshops and train-the-trainer sessions for our community centered on inclusive graduate education practices, such as holistic admissions and fostering well-being in racialized mentoring environments. As we enter Phase Two with EGE in 2022, our Campus Team remains committed to reducing barriers and creating more inclusive educational environments, especially for women, racially minoritized, and other marginalized students in higher education. 

If you would like to learn more about EGE at UC San Diego, contact Tamara Schaps at