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Fostering a diverse and inclusive community of lifelong learners


FEATURED EVENT SEED: Supporting Educational Excellence in Diversity - Summer Session

This four-part series is offered from 12-1 p.m. on the following dates with lunch provided:

  • August 13, August 20, August 27 and September 4, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants must attend all 4 sessions and complete all pre-session assignments to receive a certificate of completion.

Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to apply cultural humility to empower their teaching, identify the key elements of curricular content that contribute to the cultural microaggressions that impede learning and develop self-management and communications skills to navigate difficult interactions that impact cultural safety. Attendees will be participating in a positive and nonjudgmental faculty development environment that combines online learning with in-person cohort discussions.

Registration is REQUIRED. For this and future offerings of SEED, including Fall offerings, type SEED in the search bar of the calendar. Registering will automatically enroll you in all 4 in-class sessions. 

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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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