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Faculty Development

 

Winter 2015-2016
Published by the Faculty Development Program

Features

  • Planning for Retirement: Workshop series to begin at Sacramento campus in February
  • Office Visit: Anesthesiologist Kent Garman applies aviation protocol in teaching residents
  • Faculty Rounds: A welcome to new faculty colleagues
  • View Point: Participate in guiding the Health System and UC Davis
       by Julie A. Freischlag, Vice Chancellor and Dean

Planning for Retirement

Workshop series to begin at Sacramento campus in February

Until now, retirement planning for UC Davis Health System employees typically entailed traveling to Davis to attend workshop sessions. That will change in February, when the UC Davis Retiree Center, in collaboration with the Health System’s Faculty Development Program, inaugurates a series of retirement planning workshops at the Cancer Center Auditorium in Sacramento. The four-part series will cover preparation for retirement, as well as ways in which to remain active following retirement. Thanks to funding from the School of Medicine’s Office of the Dean, enrollment is free of charge.

Retirement is on the rise throughout UC Davis, largely attributable to the swelling “baby boom” population that has reached retirement age. In 2005, about 400 employees retired during the academic year, and by 2014, the number of retirees soared to 795. The final figures for 2015 have not been tallied yet, but it’s almost certain to eclipse the previous year’s total.

The prospect of retirement can be either appealing or appalling, depending upon how deeply intertwined professional and personal lives have become over the duration of a lengthy career. Faculty scholars who regard their research as ongoing but incomplete, and who are engaged in new paths of discovery, may be disinclined to step aside and pass the torch to others to continue their work.

“Most UC Davis staff members retire at age 60, because that’s the highest age multiplier for the pension. Faculty scholars and physicians tend to wait much longer, typically working well into their 60s or 70s, sometimes even 80s,” said Sue Barnes, director of the UC Davis Retiree Center.

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Workshops and other activities

January

   8  The Visualization of Data: Telling a Story with Numbers, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
 11  Understanding Faculty Series and Titles; Promotion Portfolio (MA)
 15  The Visualization of Data: Telling a Story with Numbers, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)
 19  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 22  Resilience and the Happiness Hypothesis, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
 29  Resilience and the Happiness Hypothesis, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)

February 

   8  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 10  How to Recognize and Avoid Burnout (ECLP/MCLP)
 16  Scientific Writing for Publication (ECLP)
 19  Transitioning to Retirement: Introduction and Understanding UC Retirement Plan Income Options (UCDRC)
 26  Getting Better at Getting Feedback, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)

March 

   4  Getting Better at Getting Feedback, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)
 10  The Mentees Rule: The Mentee Rules (MA)
 10  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 11  Transitioning to Retirement: Retiree Health Care Benefits and Social Security (UCDRC) 
 16  Education Components: Residency and Fellowship Programs (MCLP)
 18  Negotiation Skills (ECLP)
 23  Transitioning to Retirement: Financial Planning for Retirement (UCDRC)

April

   5  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Member
   6  Workshop: New Faculty Workshop – Tools for Success 
   Getting Better at Delegation, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
 11  Workshop: Faculty Merits, Promotions and Tenure
 14  Aligning Expectations and Developing Contracts (MA)
 14  Maintaining Effective Communication; Assessing Understanding (MA)
 14  Addressing Diversity and Inclusion (MA) 
 14  Promoting Professional Development, Fostering Independence (MA)
 15  Getting Better at Delegation, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)
 19  How to Give Effective Feedback (MCLP)
 20  Transitioning to Retirement: Work and Lifestyle Transitions (UCDRC)

SAVE THE DATE:

May 6, 2016 – UC-Wide Health Sciences Leadership Development Conference. (WIMHS)

Event co-sponsors

ECLP:  Early Career Leadership Program
MA: Mentoring Academy
MCLP:  Mid- Career Leadership Program
UCDRC: UC Davis Retiree Center
WIMHS: Women in Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty Newsletter is published quarterly.  If you have an interesting topic you would like to see featured in a future issue, please contact Cheryl Busman at (916) 703-9230 or cdbusman@ucdavis.edu.