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An essential guide to building and enhancing your faculty life.

The Campus Council on Faculty Life (CCFL) invited all faculty to attend Faculty Development Day 2014. 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.

FDD 2014 Schedule

FDD 2014 Flyer

Photo Gallery for Faculty Development Day 2014

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

Laurel Heights Conference Center, 3333 California Street, San Francisco

8:00-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast and Welcome
Cherrie Boyer, Chair of Faculty Development Day Subcommittee and Brian Alldredge, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

8:30-9:45 a.m. – Faculty Advancement and Promotion
Gain knowledge about the similarities and differences among 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, Ann Bolger, Shari Dworkin, Paul Garcia, Tom Kearney, Peter Sargent

Slides (PDF)

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

Slides (PDF), Handout (Salary Scales)


  • Managing Your Research Career — Behavioral and Clinical Sciences
    Learn from experienced faculty about enhancing your research career, including, staffing your research team, publishing your research, and balancing research with other academic demands (teaching and service).
    Presenters: Michael Cabana, Gerri Collins-Bride, Stuart Gansky, Kirby Lee
    Slides (PDF)
  • Managing Your Research Career — Basic Sciences
    Learn from experienced faculty about setting up a basic science lab, regulatory issues, staffing your research team, publishing your research, and balancing research with other academic demands (teaching and service).
    Presenters: Tamara Alliston, Sunita Ho, Suneil Koliwad, Sabrina Ronen
    Slides (PDF)
  • Enhancing Your Success as a Clinician-Educator
    Learn from experienced faculty about ways to balance and expand your skills in clinical practice, teaching, scholarship, and education, and tips for developing your portfolio for successful advancement and promotion.
    Presenters: Angel Chen, Carrie Chen, Calvin Chou, Conan MacDougall
    Slides and Handout (PDFs)

12:00-1:45 p.m. – Networking Lunch with Campus Leaders
Welcome and campus update from B. Joseph Guglielmo, Dean, School of Pharmacy

12:45-1:45 p.m. – Informational Kiosks
Learn about many UCSF organizations and initiatives, including those related to research, education, professional development, advancement and promotion, and benefits.  Ask questions, hear answers to colleagues' questions, and pick up fliers about programs that are of interest to you.


  • Funding Your Research Beyond the NIH
    Gain tips from experienced faculty and administrators about funding your research through contracts, grants, and awards from foundations, philanthropic organizations, state government, and other federal agencies.
    Presenters: Claire Brindis, Olivia Herbert, Gretchen Kiser, Kathy Lee
    Slides (PDF)
  • Negotiating Tips From Department Chairs
    Receive tips for discussing salary, funding, space, protected time, and other needs with your division chiefs, department chairs, and deans.
    Presenters: Nancy Ascher, Peter Carroll, George Taylor, Jim Wells
    Slides (PDF)


Communicating Your Science: A Professional Necessity
Learn how to clearly explain your research to diverse audiences and receive recognition, compete for funding, get promoted, thwart the anti-science movement, and be a better teacher. (Re)discover simple techniques that will make your presentations come alive, increase your credibility and help you deliver powerful messages that impact your listeners.
Presenter: Dennis F. Mangan, Science Communications Advisor; former NIH Program Director and Associate Dean of Research at USC. Read more about his talk here (PDF).

Slides and Handout (PDFs)




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.