University of California, San Diego


October 10, 2007


SUBJECT:    UC Women's Forum on Staff Career Advancement

Dear UC San Diego Colleague:

Join us and share your thoughts on the advancement of women staff at UC! What does it take to succeed at UC? What are some best practices already in place? What more is needed?

Associate President Linda Williams and Presidential Staff Fellow Amy Levine from UC Office of the President, are visiting all the UC campuses, UCOP and labs to solicit ideas and collect information on innovative local programs that address the challenges faced by women at UC.

This project is part of a system-wide Creating Change Initiative geared toward UC women that develops a strategic platform focused on addressing the career advancement of women in the University of California. The purpose of the visits is to gather information on current practices regarding advancing the professional career development of UC's women, determine which practices can be replicated and assess whether a system-wide approach to these issues would be useful.

The Forums will be organized by faculty and staff and all are welcome to attend either one or both. Your feedback will be critical so please join us and bring your colleagues!

STAFF FORUM: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, October 17, 2007
TIME: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Great Hall
Dessert Provided!

FACULTY FORUM: 3:30 to 5:00 PM (Faculty Club in the Atkinson Pavilion)

In order to allow staff employees the opportunity to attend the Staff Forum, UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox has approved one hour of administrative leave with pay. Managers and supervisors are asked to allow employees to attend, as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.

Please RSVP by visiting
http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/president/campusvisits.html by October 12, 2007.

Thank you in advance!


Linda Morris Williams
Associate President
UC Office of the President