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Faculty Development

 

Winter 2014-2015
Published by the Faculty Development Program

Features

  • Mentoring Gains Momentum - Julie Schweitzer guides evolving Mentoring Academy program
  • Office Visit: Marjan Siadat Directs UC Davis ER Residency at Kaiser South Sacramento
  • Faculty Rounds: A welcome to new faculty colleagues
  • View Point:  The Mentorship Culture at UC Davis

Mentoring Gains Momentum

Julie Schweitzer guides evolving Mentoring Academy program

As King Odysseus of Ithaca fought in the decade-long Trojan War, his young son, Telemachus, relied upon the teaching and counsel of a wise old friend of his father’s. Homer’s Odyssey tells that the tutor’s name was Mentor. From those origins in Greek mythology, the word “mentor” became synonymous with a wise, trusted, experienced senior sponsor or adviser.

UC Davis Health System’s Mentoring Academy is grounded in that 2,600-year-old legacy. Guided by newly appointed director Julie Schweitzer, the Mentoring Academy is the framework through which mentorship platforms, advocacy, curricula and other resources are coordinated. Frederick J. Meyers, now vice dean, conceived the Mentoring Academy and in early 2011 appointed Judith Turgeon to oversee its Central Steering Committee and put the plan into action. Working in collaboration with her was Schweitzer, who advanced to the director’s position this past September, following Turgeon’s retirement.

Under Schweitzer’s guidance, the Mentoring Academy is undergoing a recalibration and is gearing up for increased enrollment due to greater attention to mentorship and growing awareness about the Mentoring Academy.

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Workshops and other activities

January
   9  Breakfast with the Vice Chancellor/Dean
 13  Resilience, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
 15  Annual Wellness Lecture - Science and Practice of Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation
 16  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 20  Resilience, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
 22  Leaning In and Moving Up (WIMHS)
 27  Scientific Writing for Publication (ECLP)

February
   5  Education Components: Residency and Fellowship Programs (MCLP)
 12  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 13  Getting Feedback Right!, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
 20  Getting Feedback Right!, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)
 25  How Men Can Be Better Mentors to Women (WIMHS)
 27  Negotiation Skills (ECLP)

March
   5  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Members
 18  Emotional Intelligence: Why It Might Be More Important Than IQ …!,
        Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
 25  Emotional Intelligence: Why It Might Be More Important Than IQ …!,
        Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)

April

   9  Workshop: Enhanced Training for Faculty Search Committee Member
 14  How to Give Effective Feedback (ECLP)
 21  Getting Delegation Right!, Part 1 (ECLP/MCLP)
 28  Getting Delegation Right!, Part 2 (ECLP/MCLP)

Event co-sponsors
ECLP:
  Early Career Leadership Program
MCLP:  Mid-Career Leadership Program
WIMHS:  Women in Medicine and Health Science 

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.