November 4, 2021: Best Practices for visiting scholars at UC Berkeley

Best practices for visiting scholars at UC Berkeley

Event Details

November 4, 2021 | 12 - 1pm | Zoom

This session is open to UC Berkeley staff and faculty only.


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Event Summary:

The Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) office is UC Berkeley’s central resource for the campus’ postdocs, visiting scholars, and visiting researchers. Join us as the VSPA staff (re)introduces the office’s new website, shares best practices related to hosting visiting scholars and researchers at UC Berkeley, and discusses upcoming training, professional development, and wellness initiatives, all designed to enhance the postdoc and visiting scholar experience.

This event has passed. Faculty and staff can access the recording here.


  • Yvette Lane-Newton, VSPA Director
  • Cecilia Mafnas, VSPA Manager
  • Marci Burke, VSPA Program Coordinator

Berkeley International Group events are designed for UC Berkeley faculty and staff and are not open to the general public.

The Berkeley International Group (BIG) is composed of UC Berkeley faculty and staff who are invited to meet monthly to collaborate and participate in informal discussions related to the international work we do across UC Berkeley.  During the academic year, the group typically meets once a month, with the host(s) deciding upon the topic, date, time, and location of the meeting. Each meeting is typically hosted by a different unit on campus.

Since 2019, BIG is a recognized Staff Organization Community of Practice, which facilitates opportunities for staff to become more involved in campus life. Joining relevant communities of practice allows staff to continue to develop and broaden their skills, as well as meet people who have similar professional interests.