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Review of the Report from Senate-Administration Committee to Review the Institutional Reference Check Program

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October 19, 2023

The report from the Senate-Administration Committee to Review the Institutional Reference Check Program has been submitted for Senate review. In October 2019, UC San Diego began the Institutional Reference Check (IRC) program pilot for appointments conferring tenure or security of employment. The pilot was run for three years, with the goal of gathering information about a candidate’s conduct in their previous appointment that may be important to appointment decisions. The Senate-Administration Committee to Review the Institutional Reference Check Program was empaneled in 2022 and charged with providing a set of recommendations regarding how UC San Diego might adopt the pilot program and convert it to a local policy. 

A link to the report is provided in the Resources box. Faculty who wish to comment are welcome to do so. All comments received by November 22, 2023 will be included in the review materials for Senate Council consideration.

John Hildebrand
Chair 
Academic Senate, San Diego Division