Workspace Planning Articles
Please find below links to additional workspace planning articles, including a new article titled, “Surprising Office Politics at UCSF Mission Bay: Why does it cost too much to build offices for medical faculty in Mission Hall?” (Updated 11/25) by Chris Newfield
- Quantitative relationships between occupant satisfaction and satisfaction aspects of indoor environmental quality and building design by Monika Frontczak, Schiavon, Stefano, John Goins, Edward A. Arens, Hui Zhang, Pawel Wargocki (Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley).
- Workspace satisfaction: The privacy-communication trade-off in open-plan offices by Jungsoo Kim, Richard de Dear.
- Indoor climate, psychosocial work environment and symptoms in open-plan offices by J. Pejtersen, L. Allermann, T. S. Kristensen, O. M. Poulsen.
- Traditional versus Open Office Design: A Longitudinal Field Study by Aoife Brennan, Jasdeep S. Chugh and Theresa Kline.
- Individual differences in employee reactions to open-plan offices by Alena Maher, Courtney von Hippel.
- The effect of office concepts on worker health and performance: A systematic review of the literature by Einar De Croon, Judith Sluiter, Paul Kuijer and Monique Frings-Dresen.
2014 UC Health Plan information for the UCSF community from the Academic Senate
The UC Systemwide Academic Senate Committee on Faculty Welfare (UCFW) has posted an open letter in response to the many questions they have received regarding the new UC health plan options for 2014.
The letter outlines some of the issues that faculty and the rest of the UC community should consider when choosing among health plans during the current 2014 Health Benefits Open Enrollment (ending November 26 at 5:00 pm). The letter does not take a stand on any particular plan or choice, but rather attempts to outline some of the trade-offs between cost and choice.
Questions regarding the UCFW open letter or any other feedback for UCFW or the UCSF Committee on Faculty Welfare should be directed to:
- Paul Green, Chair, UCSF Committee on Faculty Welfare
- Leah Karliner, Vice Chair, UCSF Committee on Faculty Welfare and UCSF Representative to UCFW
- Alison Cleaver, Senate Staff, UCSF Committee on Faculty Welfare
Individual questions about Open Enrollment and health plan choices should be directed to Sue Forstat, UCSF Health Care Facilitator.
Call for Nominations for One School of Medicine Representative Vacancy on the Committee on Committees for 2013-16
The Academic Senate is now accepting nominations to fill one School of Medicine Representative vacancy for the Committee on Committees for the term December 1, 2013 through August 31, 2016. School of Medicine Faculty members in the Ladder Rank, In Residence and Clinical X series* are eligible to nominate, be nominated or support a nomination. Current or previous members of the Committee on Committees may be re-elected. This committee is charged with appointing or removing committee members, representatives to Systemwide Senate committees and members of ad hoc committees as requested for the San Francisco Division of the Academic Senate.
Nominations must be completed by Friday November 22, 2013 at 12:00 noon.
The election will be held in December 2013. Voting will be conducted via the Senate Service Portal (http://senateserviceportal.ucsf.edu).
Although any School of Medicine Academic Senate faculty member may initiate the nomination process within the Senate Service Portal, for best results, the nominee should initiate and manage their nomination form.
- Sign in to the Senate Service Portal at https://senateserviceportal.ucsf.edu using your MyAccess credentials. You will automatically be routed to your personal Start Page.
- Click on the “Nomination Form” link at the top of the Start Page.
- Click on the “Committee on Committees Nomination Form” and follow steps as listed under “Select a Nominee”.
- If you have questions, additional Information is available when you move your mouse cursor over the orange question marks at the top right of each section.
More information about the Committee on Committees and its duties may be found here.
*This year the Committee on Committees (COC) will accept nominations from the Ladder Rank, In Residence and Clinical X series per the existing bylaws. We are committed to including our Adjunct and Health Sciences colleagues in Academic Senate service and are working to revise our bylaws so that next year we can request nominations from colleagues in all faculty series.
UCSF Academic Senate’s Thirteenth Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Clinical Science awarded to Kristine Yaffe, MD
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Kristine Yaffe, MD, as recipient of the Thirteenth Annual Faculty Research Lectureship – Clinical Science for her ground-breaking patient-oriented research on the epidemiology of dementia. The lecture, titled “Optimizing Cognitive Aging” will take place on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in Cole Hall, Parnassus Campus and a reception will follow.
To view the "live simulcast" for viewing from your computer, click here.
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Indirect Cost Waiver Policy Task Force Report - Academic Senate Review October-December 2013
The Academic Senate Committees on Research, Academic Planning & Budget and the School Faculty Councils are reviewing the recommendations of the Indirect Cost Policy Waiver Task Force at their meetings in October, November and December. For more information please reference individual committee web pages or contact individual committee Chairs or Analysts.
Faculty Concerns about the Activity-Based Workplace Planned for the Mission Bay Academic Building and Beyond
UCSF faculty members are concerned about the plans for an activity-based workplace in new and remodeled space at Mission Bay and Parnassus. For more information and to add your name and/or comments, click here.
Faculty Workspace Task Force Recommendations presented at the May 13, 2013 Division Meeting.
Appendix D - portfolio of workspace articles.
UCSF Academic Senate Membership.
The UCSF Academic Senate Membership Task Force continues to make progress on Senate membership issues on our campus. More information about the efforts to date may be found here.
UCSF Faculty Voting Standing Rule enacted October 1, 2013 where permitted by existing rules and structures*
All full-time faculty members will be reviewed by their peers for academic actions and will participate fully in voting matters pertaining to the UCSF campus.
Full-time: Per the University of California Academic Personnel Manual (APM) faculty members appointed to Academic Senate series (i.e. Ladder Rank, In Residence or Clinical X) series must have a full-time commitment to the University. For example, for In Residence faculty members APM 270-16 states, "100% of employment allocated among one or more appointments to academic titles or be certified by the Chancellor (or designee) that his or her sole professional commitment is to the University”.
Peers: All full-time faculty including Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical and Adjunct who are at or above the level of the proposed action.
Academic actions: All promotions, barrier steps, accelerated/decelerated actions greater than two years and appointments (except those below Assistant 3).
Voting matters: All academic action votes as well as those related to departmental, school and UCSF campus governance.
The new Standing Rule was approved by a 85.4% of the 638 UCSF faculty member votes received. Additional information may be found here.