Faculty Development

Preparing your Diversity Statement for Health Sciences

Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members

This monthly workshop aims to identify factors that can introduce bias into the faculty recruitment process and provides evidence-based approaches that will maximize the likelihood that excellent and diverse candidates will be identified, selected for offers and recruited onto the UC Davis faculty.

Audience: For faculty members who serve on search committees at UC Davis Health.

Workshop details and requirements

Faculty Development

Achieving Academic Success in the University of California: Merits and Promotions

This workshop, designed specifically for UC Davis Health faculty, will cover:

  • Criteria for advancement in your series
  • Merits and promotions process
  • Step Plus process
  • Where to go for advice, help and training

Presented by:  Colleen Clancy, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel, UC Davis Health

Target Audience: UC Davis Health faculty

Faculty Development

Conflict of Commitment, Outside Professional Activities, and Conflicts of Interest in Research

In preparation for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Outside Professional Activities Annual Reporting, the Office of Academic Personnel and Office of Research are presenting an in-depth overview on policy and reporting requirements. This training is an in-depth overview of the Conflict of Commitment and Outside Professional Activities policies for faculty in the Health Sciences Comp Plan. The training will also be covering Conflict of Interest in research, regulatory and reporting requirements.

Faculty who attend this training will have a comprehensive understanding of the following:

  • Academic Personnel Manual 671 and 025
  • Threshold limits for time and income
  • Management of reporting obligations
  • Reporting requirements for research

For questions regarding registration or the training please contact Andrea Young at:

Understanding Faculty Compensation at UC Davis Health

This training provides a comprehensive overview of the Faculty Compensation Plan for UC Davis Health. This training will cover who is eligible to participate and specifics on how faculty are compensated including APUs, scales and the different salary components.

Faculty who attend this training will have a broad understanding of:

  • The goals of the faculty compensation plan as defined by APM 670
  • How the compensation plan is implemented
  • Different salary components including APUs and scales

Presented by:

  • Brent Seifert, J.D., Assistant Dean of Academic Personnel
  • Manuel Navedo, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Target Audience: UC Davis Health Faculty

Faculty Development

Outside Activity Tracking System (OATS) Training

The UC Outside Activity Tracking System (OATS) is a web-based application through which all University of California faculty must report outside activities and income, in accordance with UC conflict of commitment policies. This virtual training is a hands-on overview of the OATS system.

After completing this training participants will be able to:

  • Complete the Annual Outside Professional Activities reporting in OATS
  • Submit requests for Category 1 approval
  • Track time and income limits
  • Manage outside activities and income in OATS
  • Easily check the status of reports and requests in OATS

For questions regarding registration or the training please contact Andrea Young at:

Target Audience: UC Davis Health Administrators and Faculty

OATS for Administrators

When: Friday, March 15, 2024, 12-1 p.m.
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OATS for Faculty

When: Friday, March 22, 2024, 12-1 p.m.
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Fidelity Financial Planning Series

This four-part Financial Planning Series, led by Fidelity Retirement Planner, Kim Becker, is offered twice annually.

Part 1: Create a Budget, Ditch your Debt and Start Building your Future

This class offers manageable strategies and tools that can help you get a handle on spending and borrowing. It also covers how to develop a smart budget and ways to manage debt.

When: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 12-1 p.m.

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Part 2: Make the Most of the UC Retirement Savings Program

Determine how much savings you will need to retire the way you want, understand how much you can save through the UC Retirement Savings Program, discover additional ways to save, and earn strategies to help you protect and grow your savings.

When: Thursday, March 21, 2024, 12-1 p.m.

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Part 3: Guide to Investing in the UC Retirement Savings Program

Basics of investing, overview of funds available through the Retirement Savings Program, and investment approaches based on risk tolerance, investing horizon and involvement.

When: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 12-1 p.m.

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Part 4: Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning

Introduction to key concepts, considerations, and resources for determining when you are ready to retire.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2024, 12-1 p.m.

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For questions, please contact Alissa Edison at: hs-ucdhsfacultydevelopment@ucdavis.edu

Office of the Ombuds

The Ombuds Office is an informal and confidential resource designed to help members of the UC Davis and UC Davis Health (UCDH) communities successfully navigate conflict. Our mission is to provide a safe place for all members of the UC Davis community to discover pathways for conflict management and problem solving in support of fair and collaborative professional and academic experiences in a diverse and changing world.

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New Faculty Workshop - Tools for Success

This workshop will help new faculty identify the skills needed for their continued academic success and provide them with the resources needed to support their work at UC Davis Health. New faculty will receive vital information in the areas of teaching, research, faculty development, faculty mentoring and retirement planning. You will also get the opportunity to hear from UC Davis Health leadership about their vision for UC Davis Health and the role you will play in supporting the organization.

Participants will learn about:

  • Faculty and Professional Development offerings
  • The Merits and Promotions system
  • Required disclosures for outside professional activities and Conflicts of Interest
  • Retirement options for faculty
  • Research resources, tools and support
  • And more….