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Diversity at the University

About Us

Vivian Lewis, MD

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.

Vivian Lewis, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

Office for Faculty Development and Diversity

 

Vision
The University of Rochester will be an inclusive community that reflects and celebrates the richness of diversity and the opportunities it creates.

Mission

  • Build career development programs through a collaborative process for faculty and academic professionals.
  • Reach beyond campus walls to exchange ideas with the global community in growing the University’s commitment to promoting social justice.
  • Develop strategies and support to foster the hiring and promotion of a more diverse faculty.

Additional diversity-relating programming takes place throughout the year, as schools and offices University-wide host programs for faculty, students, and staff. Visit the events calendar for a list of upcoming events.

For questions about the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity or the Faculty Diversity Officers, please contact us at 273-2760

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