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Faculty Development

Faculty Development

 

Summer 2016
Published by the Faculty Development Program

Features

  • Sharpen the focus on our future - Participate now in the strategic plan development process
  • Office Visit: Altruistic physician Mark Babo proctors students, espouses other worldviews
  • Faculty Rounds: A welcome to new faculty colleagues
  • View Point: The essential ingredient for future successes
       by Julie A. Freischlag, Vice Chancellor and Dean

Sharpen the focus on our future

Participate now in the strategic plan development process

The future of the UC Davis Health System is becoming clearer. The process of collaboratively creating a new strategic plan began last autumn by soliciting the views of all members of the health system community. In a three-day retreat this past February, Vice Chancellor and Dean Julie Freischlag and more than 60 dedicated UC Davis leaders pored over and distilled all of those observations and ideas, representing manifold perspectives, into a preliminary planning document with six draft goals (with the first two driving the next four):

1. changing our culture
2. setting priorities
3. transforming care
4. transforming education
5. improving population health
6. accelerating and innovating research

The strategic plan is intended to identify obstacles that lie ahead, determine what must be done to overcome them, and explain how the health system can best continue to fulfill its missions throughout the coming decades. The strategic plan must yield a telescopic view of the horizon, while allowing us to retain our vision of the entire health care teaching, research and clinical landscape.

Cultural change and advances in diversity are interdependent. “The diversity of the faculty must be increased so we are better prepared to meet the health needs of a diverse California,” said Edward Callahan, associate vice chancellor for academic personnel. “We are working on this by educating all those who participate in faculty searches so they can recognize their own unconscious biases and find the best applicants for each job. As our faculty becomes more diverse, we will become a more effective and high-impact organization.”
The strategic plan must be informed by and respond to the unique perspectives and needs of everyone involved in its operation and use.

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Workshops and other activities

June

15  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
17  The Visualization of Data: Telling a Story with Numbers, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
21  Workshop: HSCP Promotions Process
24  Putting Together Your Academic Packet (ECLP)

July

  1  The Visualization of Data: Telling a Story with Numbers, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)
15  Resilience and the Happiness Hypothesis, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
20  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
22  Resilience and the Happiness Hypothesis, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)
29  Breakfast with the Vice Chancellor/Dean

August 

22  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members 

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 cdbusman@ucdavis.edu.