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Faculty Development

 

AUTUMN 2014
Published by the Faculty Development Office

Features

  • Ending Sexual Orientation Bias - LGBTQI Advisory Council seeks to mobilize 'allies and champions"
  • Office Visit: Pathologist Chris Hansen gives residents perspective about private practice
  • Faculty Rounds: A welcome to new faculty colleagues
  • View Point:  UC Davis Medical Center and Children's Hospital lead the nation's top 50 elite

Ending Sexual Orientation Bias

LGBTQI Advisory Council seeks to mobilize 'allies and champions'

AImagine this scene: Staff members Kim and Pat are engaged in animated conversation in whispers, until Kim notices Jan, another employee, approaching and — with a furtive gesture —signals the conversation to an abrupt halt. As Jan passes by, Kim and Pat avert eye contact and dissolve into their offices. As a member of the LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex) community, what is Jan to think about that?

Was their stealth innocuous or ominous? Had Kim and Pat been idly gabbing and realized they should return to work? Were they discussing a confidential work-related matter that did not involve Jan? Or were they gossiping about Jan?

Exclusionary actions such as that exchange can make people feel unwanted and unworthy. While generalized nondiscrimination policies have been in force at UC Davis for decades, they haven’t been enforced unilaterally, leaving some oppressed groups more vulnerable than others to mistreatment. Inequities that the recent UC Davis Campus Climate Survey Report brought to light prompted formation of the LGBTQI Advisory Council to investigate the means to attain a more inclusive environment within the UC Davis Schools of Health and Health System.

The council, which first convened in July, will meet regularly with the intention to identify, analyze and advise the deans of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing and senior health system administrators about the needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex patients, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and affiliates. The council’s charge includes reviewing campus policies, procedures and practices that affect employment, academic status, and quality of life for LGBTQI members, and developing recommendations to create a more universally welcoming environment.

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Workshops and other activities

October
  9  Workshop: Faculty Merits, Promotions and Tenure      
14  Workshop: Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) Faculty Promotions Process
17  Setting Priorities & Managing Time in a 24/7/365 Connected World!, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
20  Workshop:  Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
24  Setting Priorities & Managing Time in a 24/7/365 Connected World!, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)

November
  6   Workshop:  Introduction to MyInfoVault
13   “That’s Not What I Meant!” Why communication is harder than we think it should be!, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP) 
20   “That’s Not What I Meant!” Why communication is harder than we think it should be!, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP) 
20  Workshop:  Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members

December
  1  Strategies for Managing Conflict, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP) 
   New Faculty Workshop – Tools for Success
  8  Strategies for Managing Conflict, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP) 
12  Workshop:  Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members

January
  9  Breakfast with the Vice Chancellor /Dean 
13  Resiliance, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP) 
16  Workshop:  Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
20  Resiliance, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP) 
27  Scientific Writing for Publication (ECLP)

Event co-sponsors
ECLP:
  Early Career Leadership Program
MCLP:  Mid-Career Leadership Program

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 cheryl.busman@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.