Division Vote on Proposed Legislative Amendments - December 2013
Vote via the Qualtrics link sent via email. If you did not receive an email from Qualtrics for this vote, please contact Heather Alden. Voting will close on December 31, 2013
School of Medicine Faculty Vote for One School of Medicine Representative Vacancy on the Committee on Committees for 2013-16 - voting to close on December 20, 2013
School of Medicine faculty members are eligible to vote for their next Representative on the Committee on Committees. The candidates are Rena Fox, MD and Mallory Johnson, PhD.
Vote via https://senateserviceportal.ucsf.edu. Voting will close on December 20, 2013.
For questions related to the vote, please contact Heather Alden or George Michael.
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.
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.
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.