UCSF Offers Fifth Year of Faculty Leadership Collaborative

The Chancellor’s Council on Faculty Life (CCFL) is pleased to sponsor the fifth year of the UCSF Faculty Leadership Collaborative to be led by the San Francisco Coro Center for Civic Leadership, a nationally recognized training organization.

The program runs for 10 sessions from January through May 2011, and will be available for up to 16 faculty members. Applications and program information are available at the Academic Affairs website

The application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m.  Faculty members at all stages of their careers who are appointed at greater than 50 percent salaried effort are encouraged to apply. 

“We strongly encourage the participation of individuals who are interested in becoming part of a network of academic leaders who can help to define the future of UCSF at a departmental or school level, or, more broadly, through Academic Senate and campus-wide activities,” says Vice Provost Sally Marshall, PhD who is chair of the CCFL. “This program is an excellent opportunity for UCSF to develop and retain talented faculty.”

The program requires a substantial commitment of time (up to 75 hours) over 10 sessions, and participants must commit to attending 100 percent of the sessions. Funded by the CCFL, the program is free to participants or their departments. Additional information about the program, the application process and a list of the 110 past participants are available at the Academic Affairs website.

CCFL also sponsors special post-program activities and opportunities which are open only to program graduates. For instance, in May 2010, graduates were invited to meet with past Chilean President Michelle Batchelet, who is also a pediatrician and epidemiologist, for a candid discussion of issues relating to gender and leadership.

The Faculty Leadership Collaborative was created in 2005-2006, in response to a campuswide survey that identified a need for more opportunities to support and advance faculty careers. Most participants and their department chairs have expressed enthusiasm for the program.

Participants have particularly appreciated the chance to form strong bonds with faculty from other schools, disciplines and ranks whom they otherwise would never have met, as well as the chance to reflect on their careers and future directions. 

One past participant has commented: “Coro is the single most important activity I have participated in since joining the faculty at UCSF.  I have seen the commonalities in our experiences. . . .  I have been very affiliated with [San Francisco General Hospital] as my ‘home institution’ and less connected to UCSF; this experience has greatly enhanced my sense of belonging to the University community.”

Quotes from past participants’ program evaluations are available on the Academic Affairs website

For more information about the spring 2011 Faculty Leadership Program, please contact Program Coordinator Melanie Fisch at [email protected] or 415/514-0421.

Related Links:

Leadership Program Helps Train UCSF’s Future Managers
Chancellor’s website, July 19, 2010

San Francisco Coro Center for Civic Leadership