New Faculty Resources

Throughout the academic year, the Office of Academic Affairs sponsors a number of brown bags, workshops and other programs to assist UC Davis faculty in their professional development.

Check this page regularly for updates and changes.

New Faculty Workshop 

The New Faculty Workshop is offered in the Fall Quarter of every year. It consists of a day-long annual overview and orientation for the new faculty.

Discussion topics include: Building a successful academic career, personnel process and dossier evaluation, and shared governance.

New Faculty Bag Lunch Series

New Faculty Bag Lunch Sessions are monthly topical lectures for new faculty designed to assist new faculty with their orientation to the campus and to provide them with useful information to assist in their success.

Topics include: Orientation to the Office of Research, Grantsmanship, and Preparing Your Dossier.

New Faculty Network (UCD-NFN)

The UC Davis New Faculty Network (NFN) began through a grassroots effort by UC Davis faculty.  Professor Magali Billen, as an assistant professor, initiated the UC Davis New Faculty Network (UCD-NFN), back in 2006, in order to provide new/newish faculty with a way to meet and connect with other faculty across campus.   Years later, the NFN continues to thrive and provide our faculty with wonderful opportunities to meet some new people/colleagues, learn more about what the area has to offer and learn more about northern California.  The UCD-NFN connects members through an email listserv in contact with other new/new-ish faculty.  Through this network, members of the UCD-NFN listserv can self-organize activities (e.g. happy hour gatherings, a day trip to San Francisco, hiking trips, etc.)

At the beginning of each academic year, the Office of the Vice Provost – Academic Affairs sponsors a gathering at a local restaurant in Davis for members of the UCD-NFN listserv and newly hired faculty.

To subscribe to the UCD-NFN e-mail listserv, go to

To join the Facebook group, go to

To contact the UCD-NFN listserv owner with questions, send email to

If you wish to unsubscribe to the UCD-NFN listserv, please log into the Sympa web interface at

Grant Writing Links and Resources

Information on grantsmanship to assist UC Davis faculty with understanding the fundamental components of a proposal, networking with potential granting agencies, and learning about available resources.

School of Medicine Faculty Development Workshops

Sponsored by the School of Medicine Office of Academic Affairs, the School of Medicine offers a Faculty Development Program that strives to align University resources around faculty recruitment, retention, diversity, and development.

School of Medicine New Faculty Workshop

UC Davis Ombuds Office 

The UC Davis Office of the Ombuds supports collaborative dispute resolution as well as fosters civility and mutual respect. Faculty, Staff, postdocs and administrators are welcome to come and talk in confidence about any concern.