- Transportation Services sets daily rate for A-space parking
- UPDATED: Noon kickoff for Aggie football opener at Idaho, March 6
- Discount offered for Executive Leadership Program
- Aggie Square talent pipeline goes through Continuing and Professional Education
- Staff Emergency Fund distributes $30,000, seeks new donations
- ‘In memoriam: Jennifer Comey, wife of law school librarian
A-space parking: $3.40 a day
A daily fee of $3.40 for spaces in A parking lots took effect Monday (March 1). Transportation Services had previously set daily rates of $3 for C spaces and $2 for L spaces as the campus transitions away from monthly parking permits.
As of Friday (Feb. 26), more than 2,700 people had downloaded the ParkMobile app to make their payments. Drivers can also pay by phone. Monthly permits are still available, but only through June.
“We're trying to decrease the number of people driving to campus daily,” Perry Eggleston, executive director of Transportation Services, said in a Feb. 26 announcement. “Daily and hourly rates let employees and students pay for parking when they need it, rather than pay a flat monthly rate, which can be costly and actually brings more vehicles to our campus and roadways.”
See Transportation Services Feb. 26 announcement, including an explanation (with charts) of how, over the course of a year, daily rates will be less expensive than monthly permits for almost all drivers.
Football, finally: Aggies at Idaho
Updated: Kickoff will be at noon PST Saturday (March 6).
The Aggies have another away game Saturday, March 13, at Weber state, before playing three games in a row at home, March 20 and 27, and April 3. No fans will be allowed in UC Davis Health Stadium, but you can watch all three home games on Sacramento’s CW31 Television.
Here’s the complete UC Davis schedule (all games on Saturdays; all times PST):
- March 6 — at Idaho, noon
- March 13 — at Weber State, noon
- March 20 — vs. Cal Poly, UC Davis Health Stadium (Battle for the Golden Horseshoe), 1 p.m.
- March 27 — vs. Idaho State, UC Davis Health Stadium, 1 p.m.
- April 3 — vs. Eastern Washington, UC Davis Health Stadium, 1 p.m.
- April 10 — at Cal Poly, 1 p.m.
Discount for leadership program
UC Davis staff and faculty are eligible for a $200 tuition discount for the next session of Continuing and Professional Education’s Executive Leadership Program, featuring high-profile speakers and a revamped curriculum to help leaders adapt in the face of change and lead more effectively, including new topics on remote leadership, inclusive leadership and mindfulness-based leadership.
The program begins Thursday, March 11, and applications are due by March 10. Tuition is $5,500 (or $5,300 for staff and faculty).
Chancellor Gary S. May is not only the first speaker, March 11, sharing his experiences in leading with inclusivity and embracing change, but he also issued a video invitation to join the program. Other speakers will include Steven Lockhart, chief medical officer at Sutter Health; and Armando Quintero, director of California State Parks. See the full list here.
In converting the Executive Leadership Program to a virtual format, Continuing and Professional Education has scheduled shorter sessions spanning 12 weeks instead of eight, with the format alternating week to week between content presentations for all (2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays) and smaller group sessions.
Aggie Square talent pipeline
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education has entered into an agreement with the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency/Sacramento Works to teach high-demand job skills in business, health sciences, technology, sustainability and other fields that support the evolving needs of the region’s employers.
The scholarship funded training is available to economically disadvantaged Sacramento residents enrolled in SETA’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs.
“Our partnership with SETA/Sacramento Works creates a pathway for a critical segment of our community to access the resources of UC Davis,” said Susan Catron, dean of Continuing and Professional Education. “As Aggie Square gains momentum, it will increasingly generate workforce development opportunities that benefit our diverse community.”
Eligible clients can apply for scholarship funds through the network of 14 Sacramento Works Job Centers managed by the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency. SETA.
“The programs and services offered through SETA/Sacramento Works are designed to create meaningful, long-term career pathways that improve people’s lives,” said Roy Kim, SETA deputy director for workforce development. “The certificates offered by UC Davis hit that standard. Although current training funds are limited, this agreement adds a key infrastructure asset to support the talent pipeline for Aggie Square and the region.”
Staff Emergency Fund
The new Staff Emergency Fund distributed all $30,000 that had been collected in the first round of fundraising — and new donations are being sought.
“We quickly exhausted the fund, which means we need to quickly raise more money because staff are facing some incredible financial challenges,” Chief Human Resources Officer Christine Lovely said.
The fund began taking applications Dec. 8, and 62 staff members from across UC Davis submitted requests within days, for amounts up to $1,000. The initial funds went to 36 staff (28 from the health campus and eight from the Davis campus).
More information is available here. The page includes a donation link and information on how to apply when more funds are available.
In memoriam: Jennifer Comey
Dean Kevin Johnson of the School of Law posted the following note Monday (March 1) about the death of Jennifer Comey:
“It saddens me to write that our associate librarian Ted Pitts’ wife passed away after a tragic accident on Feb. 23 at Slide Hill Park in Davis. She was with her young daughter, who fortunately was unhurt. This is truly horrible news. We are providing support to Ted and his family during this most difficult time. A GoFundMe page has been set up by friends of the family.”