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The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity is Harvard’s central faculty affairs office. We work with colleagues in all the Schools to guide and coordinate policies and practices in all areas of faculty affairs, with the aim of increasing accountability and measurable progress in diversifying Harvard's faculty. In all our activities, we place a special emphasis on tenure track faculty and on women and minorities at all academic ranks.

FD&D oversees:

  • Initial faculty appointments, from search authorization to accepted offer
  • Faculty review, retention, and promotion
  • The quality of faculty members’ experiences at the University

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2017 May 03

Mix and Mingle! End-of-Year Cocktail Reception for Tenure Track Faculty

5:00pm to 6:30pm


Harvard Faculty Club, Reading Room, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Join Senior Vice Provost Judith Singer and other tenure track faculty colleagues from across the University during Reading Period to celebrate the end of the academic year and the start of summer. Take a moment to share your accomplishments and common experiences with colleagues over drinks and appetizers at the Harvard Faculty Club. Guests are welcome too!

Parking and child care will be provided.
2017 May 12

Diversity of Student Identities: Implications for Learning and Teaching

12:00pm to 2:00pm


Harvard Medical School, Modell 100A - Rosen Lecture Hall

This workshop will explore the diversity of identities of students in our classrooms and learning environments. Through interactive discussions on research data from existing literature, we will examine the implications of these diverse identities and their intersectionality on how students learn, how instructors teach, and how we interact with students in and out of the classroom.

2017 May 12

When Active Learning Fails: How Faculty Beliefs and Intentions Inform Their Teaching and Influence Student Outcomes (GSES)(GSES)

4:00pm to 5:00pm


Harvard Medical School, Modell 100A - Rosen Lecture Hall

CFP Graduate Science Education Seminar

When active learning fails: How faculty beliefs and intentions inform their teaching and influence student outcomes

Stanley Lo, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and of Mathematics and Science Education
University of California San Diego

Helpful Guidance for an Effective Search Process 2016

How decision-making factors may influence the selection process for faculty (transcript).
All event videos

How to Publish and Thrive in a Changing World

What do you need to know in 2015 (and 2016) to write and publish a book successfully?