Department Chairs Bag Lunch Presentations & Materials

2016-17


Is it Bullying? - Awareness, Understanding & Strategies in Dealing with Abrasive Behaviors - February 22, 2017

According to a recent UC Campus Climate Survey, 24% of UC Davis respondents "believed that they had personally experienced exclusionary, intimidating, offensive and/or hostile conduct." Explore strategies for identifying, understanding and responding to bullying and other forms of abrasive behaviors.

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Faculty Disability Issues - A Chair's Guide to Navigating Sensitive Ground - February 2, 2017

Explore the shared responsibilities in providing reasonable accommodations and managing medical leaves for UC Davis faculty.

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Conflict Management for Department Chairs - November 30, 2016

This conflict management session offers preventative approaches and practical application of intervention strategies for department chairs dealing with conflict in various settings.

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2015-16


101B: What's New in Academic Personnel? - June 22, 2016

We will discuss important changes and updates on academic personnel matters, information on national and international awards, technology updates and other critical information related to academic personnel. This informative session is designed to prepare you for the 2016-17 academic year. 

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Conflict Management - June 1, 2016

Department chairs often find themselves at the forefront of complex conflicts with the responsibility of being resolvers. This session is an interactive conflict management session that includes prevention approaches and a practical application of intervention strategies. 

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Is it Bullying? Awareness, Understanding & Strategies for Dealing with Abrasive Behaviors - April 21, 2016

This session will help academic leaders build an inclusive department while developing an understanding and response to bullying and other forms of abrasive behaviors. 

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Where's Professor Gunrock?: Everything You Need to Know about Faculty Leaves and Accommodations - February 11, 2016
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 50% of all adults experience a chronic or major illness.  Join us as we explore the shared responsibilities in providing reasonable accommodations and managing medical leaves for UC Davis faculty.

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Rethinking Mentoring: How to Build Communities of Inclusion, Support, and Accountability - January 6, 2016
This discussion focuses on common problems pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty members experience and why traditional mentoring programs fail to meet those needs, proposes alternative framework for mentoring, and presents best practices in mentoring pre-tenure, under-represented and mid-career faculty.

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The Chair's role in Academic Advancement - October 22, 2015
This session provides key information about the Advancement process as well as an opportunity to ask questions about this important area for our faculty

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Managing Productive Faculty Meetings - October 15, 2015
This session will explore strategies and best practices for fostering effective, productive and inclusive faculty meetings.  Dr. John Vohs shares ideas on how Chairs and Directors can improve department meetings and facilitate successful meeting outcomes.  

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2014-15 


Academic Personnel 101B -- What's New in Academic Personnel - June 17, 2015
This session is open to new and returning Chairs and Directors. A budget update was provided by Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Kelly Ratliff, followed by other topics of interest such as changes and updates on academic personnel matters, information on national and international awards, technology updates and other general updates related to academic personnel. This is an informative session to prepare chairs for the 2015-16 academic year.

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Academic Personnel 101A: Process & Best Practices for Dept. Chairs - June 3, 2015
This session is specifically designed for new and incoming chairs and directors and focuses on the basics of the academic personnel process. Returning chairs, especially those who manage academic advancement issues for departments/programs, can also benefit from this session as well.

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Conflict Management - February 18, 2015
This interactive session provided prevention approaches and practical intervention strategies.

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Managing Accommodation and Medical Leave Issues - January 14, 2015
This session focused on legal aspects as well as best practices for handling medical leaves and disability issues. 

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Managing Productive Faculty Meetings - November 20, 2014
This session explored strategies and best practices for fostering effective, productive and inclusive faculty meetings. The group shared ideas and experiences on how Chairs and Directors can improve department climate and efficiency by ameliorating common forms of faculty meeting dysfunction.

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