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Office for Faculty Development and Diversity

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The Office for Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) envisions an inclusive University community that reflects and celebrates the richness of diversity and the opportunities it creates. To achieve this, OFDD works with a broad network to build career development programs and develop strategies to promote social justice and foster the hiring and promotion of a more diverse faculty.

The rationale of focusing on faculty is that a diverse faculty has the greatest potential and power to transform the campus climate by providing a rich variety of perspectives that will enable students to be global thinkers and actors, to respect diverse values, and to attain a competitive edge as distinguished leaders in their fields. The University draws on the talents of a diverse faculty to build, sustain and enhance institutional excellence and capability through leading-edge research, innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and scholarship that reflects a rich plurality of perspectives.

We’ve teamed up with the Susan B. Anthony Center to continue to work by translating research into policy and practice to improve lives.The Susan B. Anthony Center works to overcome barriers to equality, including social justice issues and violence against women. The Center is focused on serving the needs of women and other disenfranchised groups on campus and connecting them to community resources.

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Upcoming Events

Talking to the Press—Women's Wednesday Workshop

These women-led workshops are open to all faculty. Topic: Talking to the Press Presenter: Susan Hyman, M.D, Professor - Department of Pediatrics,...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:00pm
Conversations on Academic Leadership Series:Leaders in a Flawed Bureaucracy

A highly interactive discussion on the nature of leadership in a small academic environment, the tension between rules and autocracy, and our moral and...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:00am
Conversations on Academic Leadership Series: Building External Support

The role of fundraiser is often unfamiliar for new leaders, and even those who are familiar with the role enjoy the opportunity to expand their...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:00am
Graceful Self Promotion—Women's Wednesday Workshop

These women-led workshops are open to all faculty. Topic: Graceful Self Promotion Presenter: Annette Medina-Walpole, M.D, Paul H. Fine Professor of...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:00pm

Recent Events

Women's Leadership Development Day

Friday, October 11, 2019

Psychiatry Brown Bag Series: A Lesson in...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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