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Ruth Greenblatt, MD
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Academic Senate Podcast - December
Executive Council Report by Ruth Greenblatt

  • UC Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Policy
  • Space
  • Bishop Papers Funding
  • Executive Council meeting 12/1/16 on Chancellor’s Fund, Academic Senate reporting projects and more.

Question of the Month - November
In recent times, Federal funding of faculty salaries was limited to 95%; 5% was mandated to come from non-Federal sources. One aspect of this requirement was that it provided a segment of support that could be applied to activities unrelated to a Federally-funded project, such as teaching, service, and writing new grant applications.

The limit on the proportion of faculty salary that can be supported by Federal funds has been lifted, and our Provost has asked the Senate to weigh in on whether UCSF should maintain a requirement of 5% non-Federal salary support, or eliminate this requirement.

For faculty who have been responsible for finding a non-Federal source of support, lifting the requirement may have advantages. For others, who believe that support provided for teaching, clinical work and/or university service is insufficient, elimination of the requirement for non-Federal support may be problematic.

What are your thoughts on the issue of eliminating or maintaining the requirement for at least 5% non-Federal salary support?

Click here to submit your answer.

View the answers from faculty.

Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI) Faculty Networking Event
Hosted by the Academic Senate and faculty co-leaders Dr. Sheri Weiser and Dr. Arianne Teherani, the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI) Faculty Networking event, this December 15, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Regenerative Medicine Building Boardroom, is an opportunity in which faculty will showcase how they have incorporated the important topic of climate, sustainability, and health into their teaching and curriculum.

This networking event is part of a charge from University of California (UC) president Janet Napolitano to achieve the ambitious goal of net carbon neutrality by 2025 while also providing guidance for furthering its other longstanding sustainability goals.

The intention is to ensure that UCSF and the entire UC system play a leadership role with respect to climate change, sustainability, and their links to health. If you are interested in attending please RSVP.

UCSF Academic Senate’s 16th Annual Faculty Research Lecture – Clinical Science Awarded to Steve F. Morin, PhD

The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Steve F. Morin, PhD, as the recipient of the sixteenth annual Faculty Research Lecture in Clinical Science. The lecture titled “Responding to the Challenges of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: AIDS Policy Research,” will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium at the Mission Bay Campus. The event will be simulcast and a reception will follow.

Live simulcast at on the day of the event.

Task Force on Clinical Affiliate Agreements and Quality of Care
UCSF Academic Senate created the Task Force on Clinical Affiliate Agreements and Quality of Care. The Task Force’s work is now complete, and the final report has been submitted to the faculty.

Fall 2016 Division Meeting

Please join us for a full faculty meeting on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from noon – 2pm in Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall. (Agenda)

Growing UCSF Health Affiliations, Mission Hall Plans and Space.

Offsite video conference location: Room HSW-303, Parnassus Campus. Live simulcast at on the day of the event.

Lunch will be provided.

OPEN – Call for Nominations: Distinction in Mentoring Award 2016-2017
The Academic Senate strives to recognize and celebrate excellence in faculty mentoring, an essential component to faculty success and institutional excellence. The Academic Senate Distinction in Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes exceptional mentoring by faculty, to faculty—and faculty to clinical and/or postdoctoral fellows. Nominations are due December 16, 2016.

Call for Nominations – Distinction In Teaching Award 2017
The Academic Senate is seeking nominations for its Distinction in Teaching Award 2017. There are two categories: one for faculty at UCSF five years or fewer; and another for faculty at UCSF over five years. This award has been offered since 1951. Click here for details and nomination form.

UCSF faculty in the Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical and Adjunct series who have appointments at 50% or greater time (at UCSF or its affiliates) are eligible for the Distinction in Teaching Award in two categories. UCSF students (including residents or fellows) or faculty may nominate UCSF faculty for these awards and are strongly encouraged to do so.

2017 UC Disability Program
UCOP has just announced this comprehensive reformation of the University supplemental disability program and provided a webpage to educate the campus community. Please take the time to read it in advance of Open Enrollment later on in 2016.

2015-2016 RAP Awards
The Academic Senate awarded a total of $920,551 during the 2015-2016 academic year through the Resource Allocation Program. A complete list of awardees can be found here.

UCSF Academic Senate’s 2016 Distinguished Faculty Awards

The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of both its Distinction in Mentoring and Distinction in Teaching Awards. A reception honoring these recipients will be held Thursday, June 2, 2016 in the afternoon in the Lange Room of the UCSF Library (Parnassus).

Honorees for Distinction in Mentoring:
Sheri Weiser, MD, MA, MPH, Associate Professor In Residence, Division of HIV, ID and Global Medicine
Susan Kegeles, PhD, Professor In Residence, Division of Prevention Science

Honorees for Distinction in Teaching:
Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD, Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Janet Koo Shim, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences

UCSF Academic Senate’s 6th Annual Faculty Research Lecture – Translational Science Awarded to Dean Sheppard, MD
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Dean Sheppard, M.D., as the recipient of the sixth annual Faculty Research Lecture in Translational Science.  The lecture titled “Integrins as therapeutic targets: An ode to reductionism,” will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium at the Mission Bay Campus  The event will be simulcast and a reception will follow.

The Academic Senate Answer of the Month MiniMag - May

Click here for a review of last month's two Questions of the Month in Answer of the Month MiniMag May issue.

Interactive Diversity Theater

Please join us for the Faculty Event: Interactive Diversity Theater on May 3 and May 4, 2016.

May 3 performance is in the City Lights room at Milberry Union (Parnassus) at 11:00 am. Lunch begins at 11:00, 11:30 Opening Remarks and 12:00 Performance.

May 4 performance is In Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall at Mission Bay, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by the Committee on Equal Opportunity and Office of Diversity and Outreach.

For more information contact the Academic Senate.

2016-2017 Faculty Research Lectures Call for Nominations
The Academic Senate Committee on Research is now accepting electronic nominations for the 2016-2017 Faculty Research Lectures in Basic Science, Clinical Science and Translational Science. Nomination Deadline 5pm, Friday, May 20, 2016.

Equal Opportunity Statement of Support and Solidarity
Communication from the Committee on Equal Opportunity to Academic Senate Chair Ruth Greenblatt, MD - Support for the Muslim Community.

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Workspace Planning at UCSF
For current information about workspace planning at UCSF—including Mission Hall—please refer to

To view the recent Space Planning Town Hall, please follow this link


Carbon Neutrality Initiative Curriculum Workshop and Networking Event
Distinction in Teaching & Mentoring Awards nominations due.
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December 12, 2016
December 13, 2016
December 14, 2016
Equal Opportunity
10:00 - 12:00 pm, U506

3:00 - 5:00 pm, CL-221
No Meetings
Courses of Instruction
10:00 - 12:00 pm, N-417

Pharmacy Faculty Council
12:00 - 1:30 pm, 211 Byers Hall

Academic Personnel
12:15 - 2:45 pm, S-30

Privilege and Tenure
4:00 - 6:00 pm, S-257D
December 15, 2016
December 16, 2016
Dentistry Faculty Council
8:00 - 9:30 am, D-2009

Library and Scholarly Communication
9:00 - 10:30 am, CL 201

Medicine Faculty Council
3:30 - 5:00 pm, S-30
No Meetings
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