An essential guide to building and enhancing your faculty life.


The Campus Council on Faculty Life (CCFL) invites all faculty to attend Faculty Development Day 2013. Faculty Development Day is a one-day event, held at Laurel Heights, offering workshops and resources to build and enhance faculty life at UCSF. This event is relevant to faculty at all career stages, and all faculty are encouraged to attend.

The day’s program includes morning and afternoon workshops, lunch with site and campus leaders, and informational kiosks representing many campus programs.



8:00 - 8:45           Breakfast and Welcome
                              Dr. Renee Chapman Navarro
                              Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher



8:30 - 9:30        Faculty Advancement and Promotion
Know the similarities and differences in the faculty series at UCSF, the criteria for moving through the faculty ranks, and how to succeed at UCSF in all series and ranks.
Presenters: Brian Alldredge, Renee Binder, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, Paul Garcia, Peter Sargent

Alldredge Slides

9:45-10:30        Faculty Compensation
Understand the academic salary structure (X, Y, & Z) and learn what benefits are covered under "X" and "Y."
Presenter: Cynthia Lynch Leathers

Leathers Slides


10:45 - 11:45        CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS, SESSION 1

Managing Your Research Career – Behavioral, Clinical and Basic Sciences
Learn from faculty experts about enhancing your research career, including publishing your research, obtaining approval, staffing your research team, managing a lab, and tips for obtaining funding.
Presenters: Gretchen Kiser, Kathy Giacomini, Suneil Koliwad, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Kirby Lee, Mary Whooley

Whooley Slides

Enhancing Your Success as a Clinician-Educator
Understand ways to balance and expand your skills in clinical practice, teaching, scholarship, and education, as well as how to develop your portfolio for successful advancement and promotion.
Presenters: Barbara Burgel, Sharad Jain, Thuan Le, Sneha Oberoi

Oberi Slides

Maximize Your Mentoring Relationships
Learn from the Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Mentoring as well as other expert mentors about how to find a mentor, how to be an effective mentor, and how to be an effective mentee.
Presenters: Mitch Feldman, Shari L. Dworkin, R. Adams Dudley, Michael Matthay

Feldman Slides


Welcome and campus update from Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann.


12:00 - 1:45       INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS
Get interactive information on many organizations and initiatives at UCSF, including those related to research, education, professional development, well-being, and advancement, promotion and benefits. Ask questions, hear answers to colleagues' questions, and pick up fliers about programs that interest and are relevant to your work at UCSF.



Funding Your Research
Gain tips from senior faculty members about writing grants and getting your research funded, including grants from the NIH, other federal agencies, foundations and private funding.
Presenters: Tejal Desai, June Lee, Kathy Lee, Margaret Tempero

Lee Slides

Tools for Developing your Leadership Skills
Learn from faculty members about state-of-the-art effective tools for being a leader, including tools for leading meetings, creating agendas, managing group dynamics, and negotiating.
Presenters: Janet Coffman, Dan Dohan, Marguerita Lightfoot, Colin Partridge, and Mike Steinman

Coffman Slides

Negotiating Tips From Department Chairs
Learn tips for discussing salary, funding, space, protected time, and other needs with your division chiefs, department chairs, and deans.
Presenters: Renee Binder, Theodore Miclau, George Taylor, Deborah Greenspan

Binder Slides



Accomplishing More in Less Time, Less Effort, and Less Stress
Is your inbox out of control? Feeling like you need more hours in the day? Do you leave work feeling inspired or just tired? This workshop will provide highly effective organizational methods to deal with today's most pressing workplace issues, such as time management, prioritization, dealing with interruptions, e-mail, calendars and to-do lists, and organizing electronic and paper documents.
Presenter: Pierre Khawand, People OnTheGo

Khawand Slides



Transportation to Laurel Heights
There are a number of parking and transportation options at the Laurel Heights Campus:

Most UCSF parking permits are accepted at the Laurel Heights parking lot and garage (excluding Veterans Affairs Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital permits). If you do not have an appropriate permit you can purchase day parking, at the special event rate of $14, from the Fee Lot Machine located in the front parking lot. For additional parking information click here.

UCSF Shuttle Service offers frequent service between campus locations. The Tan and Black shuttles travel between Parnassus, Mount Zion, and Laurel Heights. For schedules of all UCSF shuttle routes, click here.

San Francisco Muni also offers transportation throughout San Francisco (bus routes 1, 2, 3, 31, 38, 43). For bus routes and schedules click here.

For more information on Faculty Development Day, please contact the CCFL Program Coordinator.