In 2001, the Chancellor commissioned a survey to determine the climate for UCSF faculty. Based on the survey findings, the Chancellor convened a Task Force on Faculty Life that offered several key recommendations. In response, the Chancellor formed the Chancellorís Council on Faculty Life (CCFL), which currently is chaired by Dr. Sally Marshall, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs. In the summer of 2013, the CCFL expanded its scope and was renamed the Campus Council on Faculty Life.
The Council is made up of 21 faculty from all academic ranks, series, and major campus sites; its members represent scientists from all disciplines as well as clinician educators. The Council is charged with implementing responses to the Task Force recommendations, as well as considering other means of improving faculty life.