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

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Conflict of Commitment, Outside Professional Activities, and Conflicts of Interest in Research

In preparation for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Outside Professional Activities Annual Reporting, the Office of Academic Personnel and Office of Research are presenting an in-depth overview on policy and reporting requirements. This training is an in-depth overview of the Conflict of Commitment and Outside Professional Activities policies for faculty in the Health Sciences Comp Plan. The training will also be covering Conflict of Interest in research, regulatory and reporting requirements.

Faculty who attend this training will have a comprehensive understanding of the following:

  • Academic Personnel Manual 671 & 025
  • Threshold limits for time and income
  • Management of reporting obligations
  • Reporting requirements for research

For questions regarding registration or the training please contact Christina McNulty at:

Presented by: Faculty Development

Registration Link: bit.ly…

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SEED: Supporting Educational Excellence in Diversity

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

The Office for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in coordination with the Office of Continuing Medical Education is offering a four-part hybrid (online and in class) training for SEED: Supporting Educational Excellence in Diversity.

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 date: 

        • Tuesday, July 21, 1 - 5 p.m.
        • Tuesday, August 4, 1 - 5 p.m.
        • September 18 and 25 (Fridays)*, 12 - 2 p.m.
          *new two-day-two-hour sessions

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

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      Outside Activity Tracking System (OATS) Training

      The UC Outside Activity Tracking System (OATS) is a web-based application through which all University of California faculty must report outside activities and income, in accordance with UC conflict of commitment policies. This virtual training is a hands-on overview of the OATS system.

      After completing this training participants will be able to:

      • Complete the Annual Outside Professional Activities reporting in OATS
      • Submit requests for Category 1 approval
      • Track time and income limits
      • Manage outside activities and income in OATS
      • Easily check the status of reports and requests in OATS

      Please Note: There are two identical trainings being offered, please register once for the training that best suits your availability.

      For questions regarding registration or the training please contact Christina McNulty at:

      Target audience: UC Davis Health faculty

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      Introduction to MyInfoVault For Faculty

      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 soon.

      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

      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.

      The date of our Fall 2020 session is still to be determined.