UC Women's Forum on Staff Career Advancement

To: UCSC Faculty and Staff

From: UCOP Associate President Linda Williams

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, Presidential Staff Fellow Amy Levine and Assistant Vice Provost, Equity and Diversity Sheila O'Rourke 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. Supervisors are encouraged to provide release time for employees to attend the full session, as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties. Your feedback will be critical so please join us and bring your colleagues!

Date: Thursday December 6, 2007

Staff Forum: Noon to 1:30 pm

Faculty Forum: 3 to 4:30 pm

Location: College 9/10 Multipurpose Room

Please RSVP by visiting www.universityofcalifornia.edu/president/campusvisits.html by December 4, 2007.