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FEATURED EVENT New Faculty Workshop - Jump-start your academic career! October 10, 2019

For new faculty, navigating the culture of UC Davis Health, their department, work and life can be overwhelming. Mentoring relationships can help. We have added a speed mentoring session to this event to provide participants the opportunity to speak directly with senior faculty about their careers.

This workshop will also help faculty identify the skills needed for their continued academic success and will provide them with the resources available to support their work here at UC Davis Health. Important information will also be provided in the areas of teaching, research, faculty development, faculty mentoring and retirement planning.

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Our faculty development programs, essential offerings and initiatives

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Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program

A two-year program for faculty that focuses on enhancing teaching skills, tools and knowledge, and promoting interprofessional collaboration and leadership.

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Leadership Development Programs

Our programs provide opportunities for faculty to develop and enhance their leadership skills, gain insights from accomplished leaders and engage with others in a supportive environment.

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Mentoring Academy

This program focuses on disseminating mentoring best practices for faculty in the health sciences. It includes workshops on the mentoring relationship and how to foster an environment that values and supports mentoring.

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Women in Medicine and Health Sciences

This program focuses on the recruitment and retention of women in medicine and health sciences and aims to increase the opportunities for mentoring, leadership and peer collaboration.

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Faculty Essentials

Throughout the year, the Faculty Development and Diversity team hosts several workshops designed to provide our faculty workforce with the tools for success and career advancement at UC Davis Health.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Through Diversity DRIVE, we aim to discover the narratives of our diverse faculty workforce and determine best practices to guide us in developing and refining resources for them.


Quick facts about us

Who we are

Faculty Development and Diversity is a department administered through the Office of Academic Personnel.

Our audience

We serve the professional and career development needs of faculty at all levels of the academician lifecycle — new recruit, early career, mid-career, senior and emeritus.

Our programs


Through our programs, we aim to address the diverse needs of our faculty community with offerings in career advancement, mentoring, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and interprofessional teaching.

Contact us

Email: HS-UCDHS Faculty Development

Phone: 916-703-9230

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