Strategic Plan Goal 4

Chancellor Gary May speaking with folks at Picnic Day

Strategic Plan Goal 4

Support our community, region, state, nation and world through mutually beneficial and impactful partnerships that reflect a firm commitment to our mission and increase the visibility and reputation of the university.

 

ELEVATE EXCELLENCE THROUGH ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Establishment within the Office of the Provost an Engaged Scholarship and Engaged Learning unit, which will foster awareness and understanding of the value of engaged scholarship in the schools and colleges
  • Creation of a recognition program (e.g., prizes) to further raise the profile of engaged scholarship at UC Davis
  • Development of a well maintained, highly interactive website for ongoing support of community-engaged programs and projects to serve as a resource for campus faculty, staff and students as well as for members of the community, regionally and internationally

 

SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY

  • Establishing a position as the hospital of choice for all of Northern California for tertiary and quaternary care
  • Leading in remote health care (telemedicine) and the use of Artificial Intelligence in medicine
  • Educating doctors with a passion for clinical care and a commitment to engaging people from underserved communities and advancing rural health

 

EXPAND OUR ROLE AS A PRIMARY ADVISORY RESOURCE TO POLICY MAKERS

  • Developing a formal program in public policy
  • Utilizing the database of campus expertise discussed under Goal 2 as a resource for those looking for policy advice on current issues
  • Creating more formal opportunities for our UC Davis experts to give talks about their research in public forums in Davis, Sacramento, Washington DC and at the United Nations, inviting legislative staffers, legislators and other key decision makers to attend
  • Partnering with other UC campuses where appropriate to leverage common strenths and create advisory groups in areas of interest to key stakeholders
  • Partnering with alumni to expand opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students to intern with legislators and other community leaders
  • Creating video presentations by expert faculty on issues of current significance to be disseminated broadly in a multimedia marketing effort

 

SHARING THE VISION AND IDEALS OF UC DAVIS WITH THE WORLD

  • Looking beyond the obvious
  • Bring disciplinary experts to campus
  • Leverage our 250,000 alumni worldwide
  • Enhance our prominence in athletics
  • Maximize the effectiveness of our communications
  • Establish Global Centers overseas to enhance international collaborations in education and research

 

METRICS

  • Impacts of engaged scholarship on research partners and public policy (survey-based)
  • Appointment of UC Davis faculty to regional, state and national policy advisory boards and commissions
  • References to UC Davis in public media
  • National and international university rankings
  • Athletic success in both scholarship and sport
  • Global activities in education, research and outreach