The Mission of the Community Advisory Group (CAG) is to (1) to serve as a community advisory body and sounding board for UCSF administration on planning issues, based on both a neighborhood and a city-wide perspective; (2) assist UCSF in strengthening communication with and engagement of the public on broader issues of community concern; (3) provide essential and relevant feedback on programs, campus planning and development activities; and (4) identify strategies and actions for addressing community concerns.
UCSF Goals for the CAG:
UCSF strives to ensure a diverse, representative and dedicated membership on the CAG with an organizational structure that promotes engagement. The CAG should represent independent voices and perspectives; represent the diversity of San Francisco; embody varied points of view, including critics; and bring the viewpoints of various and particular constituencies to the table, while keeping in mind a city-wide perspective.
- Review and discuss prospective plans and goals
- Facilitate the public's access to UCSF by serving as a community access point to UCSF on issues of concern
- Inform constituents about Community Advisory Group activities
- Inform UCSF of potential community issues
- Assist in problem-solving when community concerns arise
- Reach out to critics and engage them in the process to ensure that they have adequate information and that UCSF hears their point of view
CAG Operating Principles:
Transparency: UCSF staff and CAG members will share relevant information to facilitate productive discussion.
Accessibility: Meetings will be scheduled and materials developed to enhance availability and ensure equal opportunities for participation.
Equal Participation: All participants will provide each other the opportunity to engage in a balanced dialogue and will minimize domination of discussion and allow others to speak.
Respectful Interaction: All participants will show courtesy, honesty and respect towards each other.
CAG Operating Framework (revised February, 2014)
Community Advisory Group meetings:
The 2017 CAG Meetings will take place quarterly on the first Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The 2017 dates are March 1, June 7, Sept. 6, Dec. 6.
The next Community Advisory Group meeting is:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, Oberndorf Auditorium
1855 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158
CAG Action Teams (CATs), which provide CAG members and the public an opportunity to delve deeper into specific campus or campus-wide projects and issues, will meet as the need arises. Information from past CAT meetings: