Stewardship Roundtables

Stewardship roundtables are designed to assist UCLA managers in dealing with management challenges while ensuring that they continue to make responsible use of faculty and manage campus resources.

What is Stewardship?

Stewardship is defined as “the careful and responsible management and use of resources entrusted by the University to one's care.” Resources can include:

  • Equipment
  • Financial resources
  • Human resources
  • Space
  • Supplies
  • Time

How do Roundtables Work?

Materials and case studies are distributed by email a few days before the roundtable meets. Case studies are developed by a campuswide steering committee that modifies actual situations to ensure anonymity. Participants are asked to familiarize themselves with the case studies beforehand.  At the roundtable, participants gather in breakout sessions, and have the opportunity to review and discuss case studies in a group setting. Each group presents its findings and debates various issues relating to stewardship. 

When are Roundtables Held?

Roundtables are scheduled periodically throughout the year and are announced in targeted email messages. The intended audience varies, but most often the roundtables focus on topics of universal interest to the campus community. Each roundtable, when announced, specifies the desired target audience. The venue may vary, but the roundtables are usually held at the Faculty Center. If you are interested in attending a roundtable, please contact us.