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2017 True Bruin Move & Groove VIRTUAL 5K!

The Fourth Annual True Bruin Move & Groove 5K Run/Walk has gone VIRTUAL!

WHEN: Sunday, March 26, 2017 through Sunday, April 2, 2017
WHERE: ANYWHERE! Participants can run/walk their 5K any time during that week, anywhere they choose!
Registration is only $20
Sign up by Friday, March 24, 2017 and you will get a goodie bag filled with awesome goodies, a t-shirt, and a medal!

REGISTER NOW AT: staffassembly.ucla.edu/virtual5k

For questions, please contact Vivienne Lee, VP of Events, at vhlee@mednet.ucla.edu.

Be a part of UCLA Bruin Day
for admitted freshmen!

Special Events & Protocol is looking for staff members interested in volunteering at UCLA Bruin Day on Saturday, April 15, 2017. We anticipate approximately 15,000 admitted freshmen students and their guests will visit the campus, and your help is vital to making the day a success.

UCLA Bruin Day gives admitted students the chance to tour the campus, hear from professors, meet current students and experience what life is like as a Bruin. Our goal is to pack all UCLA has to offer into one spirited and unforgettable day.

We’re looking for friendly faces to help greet guests, direct them around campus, and help us showcase all UCLA has to offer. If you would like more information or to sign-up to volunteer, please visit the link: Volunteer for Bruin Day 2017 before the Wednesday, April 5, 2017 deadline.

We look forward to your help in welcoming admitted students to our Bruin family!

Questions: eventvolunteer@support.ucla.edu

Financial Wellness Survey

The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) has formed a Financial Wellness workgroup to review current systemwide and location offerings, research best practices and make recommendations to UC Office of the President related to possible enhancements.

Please complete this survey to help us assess awareness of current UC resources and services and compare UC staff to US employees regarding financial wellness.

The survey is 14 questions and should take no more than 5 minutes.

Financial Wellness Survey

We would appreciate responses by Friday, March 31.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pam Taylor at ptaylor@ucmerced.edu.

2017 GRAD SLAM Final Competition

With support from the Office of the Chancellor, Graduate Students Association and Student Fee Advisory Committee, the Graduate Division will host this campus-wide competition that showcases and awards prizes for the best 3-minute research presentations by graduate students. The competition aims to strengthen their presentation and networking skills, as well as their ability to simplify and articulate their research concisely and effectively to a non-specialist audience.

Grad Slam will take place April 11 - 25 with the campus winner advancing to a UC-wide competition that will be held in San Francisco on May 4, 2017. The UCLA competition will be comprised of preliminary and semi-final rounds, culminating in a final competition and celebratory reception on April 25, 2017. First, second and third place winners will receive fellowships in the amounts of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. There will also be an Audience Choice award in the amount of $500.

Sign-up to be a Grad Slam Judge. The time commitment for each round will be 3 hours. We will provide each judge with a scoring rubric in advance, along with other pertinent information. If you are able to participate as a judge for any of the competition rounds (schedule below), please complete this online form by Friday, March 31st. Based on your response, we will assign you to a competition round.

  • Tuesday, April 11 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 12 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 12 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 18 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 18 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 25 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Sonya Gavin, Director of Operations and External Relations at sgavin@grad.ucla.edu or (310) 206-3269.

Creating Spaces Project

On behalf of the Mothers of Color in Academia de UCLA (MOCA), Reproductive Health Interest Group (RHIG), and Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI), we invite you to participate in the pre-test of the Creating Space needs assessment evaluating the experience of lactating mothers on the UCLA campus.

Creating Space is a project focused on improving the lactation accommodations, education, and support on UCLA campus for working and student mothers. However, no data currently exists on lactating individuals at UCLA. We do not have information about how many campus staff employees need lactation facilities, where they need facilities, and what their experiences have been thus far. Thus, Creating Space is seeking to conduct a needs assessment including a survey and focus-group discussion to capture the depth and breadth of lactation experience at UCLA.

The in-person pre-test will take place with three options. Please review the options and then RSVP to UCLACreatingSpace@gmail.com on the option(s) that works best for you! If participants are interested in testing both the focus group discussion guide and the survey they should visit one in-person session and the online survey.

  • Option 1: Wednesday, March 8th, 5-8 pm @ The University Village Community Center 3200 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066: An untimed informal assessment where participants will be cognitively interviewed while answering questions to assess understanding, clarity, and acceptability of questions. The focus of this test will be reviewing the focus group discussion guide. Participants can stop by anytime within the designated timeframe that works within their schedule. Refreshments will be served. Children welcome. Any questions contact Christine at (818) 493-8567.
  • Option 2: Friday, March 10th, 12-1 pm @ Students Activity Center (SAC) Conference Room #5: An untimed informal assessment where participants will be cognitively interviewed while answering questions to assess understanding, clarity, and acceptability of questions. The focus of this test will be reviewing the focus group discussion guide. Participants will need to be present at least 45 minutes of the hour. Refreshments will be served. Children welcome. Any questions contact Jasmine at (425) 985-0772.
  • Option 3: Online Assessment through Survey Monkey: A untimed pretest delivered through Survey Monkey where respondents can take the survey and offer comments as they go. After the survey participants, will fill out a one-page evaluation of the survey on the time it took to complete, if any terms were confusing, etc. Any questions, contact Jasmine or Christine.
If you are able to participate, please RSVP by emailing UCLACreatingSpace@gmail.com with your available and/or preferred time for pre-testing ASAP. If you have no preference, please indicate so we may assign you where most needed. If you are unable to partake but would like to refer this opportunity to an appropriate acquaintance, please do so or contact us.

PDP Project Team UC LINC

Project Team UC LINC, from the 2016-17 Professional Development Program (PDP), is looking for your assistance in determining Staff interest in the following areas:

  1. Staff Mentorship by a subject matter expert
  2. A program designed to cross train staff in various subject matters (ex. Human Resources, Fund Management, Student Affairs, Academic Personnel, etc.)
  3. Short online trainings that outline best practices by subject matter (ex. TA appointment letters, Fund Management, Offer Letters, etc.)
The information that is collected will be used to recommend an action item or items to pursue.

UC Learning Information Networking and Cross-Training (LINC) is a pilot program looking to connect staff with resources and information cross-departmentally.

Please complete a short survey that will take you approximately 3 minutes to complete requesting your feedback on the above mentioned topics. Your answers will remain confidential, unless you choose to include your contact information, and will be provided as statistical data.

Please complete the survey by 4:00PM on Wednesday, March 15.

If you would like to sign up to receive more information about our progress, please feel free to sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/cNh76W61zjYc2uwA2.