New and Junior Faculty Orientation 9/2005


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New and Junior Faculty Orientation 9/2005

  1. 1. San Francisco Academic Senate
  2. 2. What is the Academic Senate? <ul><li>Faculty Voice In System of Shared Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Exists on All 10 UC Campuses and Systemwide (Office of the President) </li></ul><ul><li>Organized as a Legislative Body with four Officers, 14 Standing Committees, four Faculty Councils and multiple Task Forces </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by a Dedicated Staff of Five Including a Director, Two Senior Senate Analysts, and Two Senate Analysts </li></ul>
  3. 3. UCSF Academic Senate Officers <ul><li>Chair: Deborah Greenspan, BDS, DSc Professor of Clinical Orofacial Sciences, </li></ul><ul><li>Vice Chair: David Gardner, MD Professor of Medicine, </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary: Mary Malloy, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine, </li></ul><ul><li>Parliamentarian: Jean Olson, MD </li></ul><ul><li>Professor of Clinical Pathology, [email_address] </li></ul>
  4. 4. Organization of UCSF Academic Senate
  5. 5. Who Can Participate in the Academic Senate? <ul><li>At UCSF All Faculty Are Encouraged And Welcome to Participate in Select Senate Committees and at Division Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Senate Members Include Faculty in the Ladder Rank, In-Residence, Clinical-X and Lecturers With Security of Employment Series </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty in the Clinical and Adjunct Series Participate in Senate Activities as Representatives </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples of Key Senate Committees <ul><li>Makes Recommendations on New Faculty Hires, Faculty Promotions, Changes in Series and Select Merit Increases </li></ul><ul><li>Participates in Stewardship Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Selects the Annual Recipients of the UCSF Distinction in Teaching Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews Policies Related to Hiring and Promotion for Faculty </li></ul>Committee on Academic Personnel (CAP)
  7. 7. Committee on Privilege & Tenure <ul><li>Committee of Nine Senior Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews and Advises on Campus Policies or Local Regulations Affecting Academic Privileges and Tenure </li></ul><ul><li>Has Jurisdiction to Deal With Three Types of Matters : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Senate Faculty Grievances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senate Faculty Disciplinary Cases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early Termination Cases </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Faculty Welfare Committee <ul><li>Reviews Matters and Develops Policies that Impact the Welfare of UCSF Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Current Issues Include : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Insurance Plans (Including Mental Health Benefits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Child Care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition Benefits for Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retirement </li></ul></ul>6
  9. 9. Committee on Research <ul><li>FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Research Grants Include : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Investigator Awards - Up to $35,000 Maximum Award ( Fall and Spring Funding Cycles) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Equipment Grants - Up to $40,000 Maximum Award (Winter Funding Cycle) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel Grants – For Faculty with 5 years or less at UCSF. Grant amounts up to $500 for airfare to present original research or attend meetings of learned societies. (July-December and January-June Funding Cycles) </li></ul></ul>7
  10. 10. <ul><li>Selects Recipients of Two Prestigious Senate Lectures : Distinguished Clinical Research Lecture (Fall) and the Faculty Research Lecture (Spring) </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews and Participates in Research Policy Decisions at UCSF </li></ul>Committee on Research (continued) 8
  11. 11. Other Funding Opportunities <ul><li>Library/Committee on Courses of Instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional Improvement Grants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Up to $10,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spring Funding Cycle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Committee on Equal Opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Development Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3-6 Awards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Up to $25,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spring Funding Cycle </li></ul></ul></ul>9
  12. 12. Current Issues Before the Senate <ul><li>Long range strategic planning for future clinical, research and educational activities at all 3 campus sites </li></ul><ul><li>Budget planning in stagnant economy </li></ul><ul><li>Increased participation of all faculty in shared governance and Senate grants and awards </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating recruitment criteria to improve diversity and fit to academic series </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of potential changes to retirement system </li></ul>10
  13. 13. Academic Senate Website Http:// Bookmark and Visit it Regularly to Keep Current on Academic Senate Activities and Reports and to Participate. 12
  14. 14. REASONS TO PARTICIPATE IN ACADEMIC SENATE <ul><li>Excellent way to learn how the campus and University run </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent service opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>It is your voice in the University of California – share in the governance of your University </li></ul>