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.