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.

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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

Note: This workshop is also required for those who plan to complete Module 3 - Achieving Academic Success in the University of California: Merits and Promotions for the Mentoring Academy.

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Your Well-Being Matters!

Margaret Rea, Ph.D, Director Student and Resident Wellness will discuss mental health and wellness. Her interactive, thought provoking discussions can provide a fresh approach to your well-being.

Presented by:  Margaret Rea, Ph.D., Psychologist and Director of Student Wellness

Target audience: UC Davis Health faculty

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SEED: Supporting Educational Excellence in Diversity

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Now offering CME for SEED! View event calendar for details.

Faculty Development and Diversity is offering a four-part training series as part of its Supporting Educational Excellence in Diversity (SEED) initiative.

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.

Audience:  All Instructors on Record (IORs) and faculty

Registration is now open for this four-part hybrid (online and in class) session offered on the following dates:

  • January 17 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Sacramento  
  • February 28 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Davis  
  • March 13 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Sacramento 
  • April 14 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Sacramento
  • May 5 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Sacramento  
  • June 2 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Sacramento 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants must complete all online assignments and the class session to receive a certificate of completion.

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First Things First: Managing Time in a Time Crunched World

In this course we learn why managing time is so difficult … [hint: the homo sapiens brain evolved 200,000 years ago … but electricity changed everything when it was implemented widely in 1919 and our brains haven’t caught up!] … and how we can get a little better at it by using a couple simple tools that work with our homo sapiens brain, and not against it like so many of the commercially available time management tools/systems.

Target Audience: UC Davis Health Faculty

Presented by: Faculty Development and Diversity

This is a two-part workshop to be held on December 13 and 20, 2020.

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Introduction to MyInfoVault (for faculty only)

MyInfoVault is the official merit and promotion system for the University of California, Davis. It is a web-based system and database designed to streamline the academic review process by reducing redundant data entry, allowing remote review of packets, and reusing data for many purposes. This is a very basic, introductory course intended to help faculty get started using the program. MyInfoVault is a useful tool to: produce and keep up to date CV’s and NIH Biosketch forms store data related to publications, service, grants/contracts, honors, etc link to PubMed for easy access of publications This course will also introduce you to the requirements for merits and promotions at the University of California Davis by: Providing merit and promotion toolkits Understanding MIV data storage through an interactive MIV guide.

Presented by:  Academic Personnel

Audience:  All Faculty

The date of this workshop has passed. We hope to offer it again in Spring 2020.

Academic Personnel Boot Camp for Health Sciences Faculty

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

  • Merits and Promotions
  • Faculty Compensation
  • Retirement Planning

Presented by: Faculty Development and Diversity

Target audience: UC Davis Health faculty

The date of this workshop has passed. We hope to offer it again soon.

New Faculty Workshop - Jumpstart your academic career

New! Speed Mentoring component added to this workshop.

For new faculty, navigating the culture of UC Davis Health, their department, work and life can be overwhelming. Mentoring relationships can help. Our speed mentoring session will 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.

This event is different from the new faculty workshop that is held on the Davis campus. The workshop in Davis will not provide you with information you will need to know that is unique to the UC Davis Health.

Audience:  All new faculty are encouraged to attend, especially if you work on the Sacramento campus.

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