This annual program is designed to assist department chairs with their roles as academic and administrative leaders.
New Faculty Orientation
New Faculty Orientations provide our new faculty with information about many different resources available to them here at UC San Diego, plus, it gives them an opportunity to meet other new faculty members. The Executive Vice Chancellor's office schedules these orientations during the Fall Quarter and another during the Winter Quarter. The Fall orientation provides new faculty with a detailed introduction to campus resources and includes discussions with campus administrators regarding the faculty's responsibilities to their departments, divisions, colleges, and the Academic Senate. The Winter session focuses on the faculty promotion and advancement process and includes a presentation regarding review criteria from the Chair of the Committee on Academic Personnel. New faculty members are expected and strongly encouraged to attend both orientation sessions.
Diversity Initiatives Resource
The Diversity Initiatives web site facilitates faculty contributions to diversity, both on and off-campus, by providing a searchable, expandable and updatable data base of diversity opportunities.
This mentoring program is intended to be a useful way of helping new faculty members adjust to their new environment.
Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)
FSAP is a confidential assessment and referral service provided by the University of California, San Diego for the purpose of assisting employees whose personal problems may be adversely affecting their work performance. This service provides the opportunity for troubled individuals to resolve problems and be restored to health while also enabling the University to retain employees so that they may continue to contribute their valuable skill and abilities. Faculty and staff, their partners and dependents are eligible. Services of the FSAP are provided at no cost to employees and their families. Those eligible will be informed of any cost, associated with services received from other resources. Most additional assistance is available at reduced rates, based on ability to pay and coverage provided by individual health plans. The FSAP can help whenever personal and emotional problems become more than one can handle alone. To make an appointment, call FSAP Office at x45523, or from off campus at (858) 534-5523. Services of the FSAP are completely confidential. The office is located in Torrey Pines Center - South, Hillside Suite 406.
Non-Senate Faculty (NSF) Professional Development Fund
A Professional Development Fund has been set up to provide Unit 18 Non-Senate Faculty (NSF) with material support for professional activities in accordance with the latest UC-AFT/UC Memorandum of Understanding.