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Office of Faculty Development and Diversity

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.

Also, our office includes the Susan B. Anthony Center which works to bring awareness to, and advocate for, social justice and equality. Center staff work in collaboration with the University community and partner with a wide range of local, national, and international organizations to fulfill their goal of translating research into policy. Their work is conducted in the spirit of Susan B. Anthony, who fought tirelessly throughout her life for the betterment of disenfranchised populations.

Our 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.

Contact Us

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