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OFD is hosting an all-day, all-faculty, and librarians writing retreat on May 30th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Life Sciences Laboratory, Rooms S320, S330, S340, and S350.

2024-25 Mutual Mentoring Grant Announcement

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) is happy to announce the award of 15 grants to faculty and librarians leading mutual mentoring projects in 2024-25.

This summer, OFD will launch a new leadership development program titled VALUES (Visioning Authentic Leadership to Uplift and Empower Success) focused on creating a more human and equitable institution through leadership in your labs, research teams, classrooms, committees, departments, and units.  

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Michelle Budig is a distinguished sociologist recognized for her research on workplace inequality, particularly focusing on the impact of caregiving on wages and work-family policies. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she serves as vice provost for faculty development, leading the creation and launch of OFD in fall 2019. Budig's contributions extend beyond academia, making her a respected figure in sociology and faculty support.

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In February, UMass Amherst deployed a faculty job satisfaction survey through the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) to guide strategic investments, programming, and policy to improve faculty job satisfaction and retention. 

Call for Applications - Scholarly Writing Fellows

The Office of Faculty Development invites applications for a new cohort of Scholarly Writing Fellows (SWFs) for Fall 2024 - Spring 2025.  

NCFDD Summer 2024 Faculty Success Program

The Office of the Provost is excited to announce that registration is officially open through Friday, April 5, for UMass Amherst faculty members to apply to the Summer 2024 Faculty Success Program (FSP), an intensive 10-week online program offered through the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

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All faculty members who complete the survey will be automatically entered in a drawing for prizes, including a complimentary 2024-24 Parking Pass and four $100 UMass Dining Cash Cards. The survey will be open from now until April 5, 2024. 

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The Office of Faculty Development, in collaboration with the Department of Architecture, the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, and the Office of Equity and Inclusion invite faculty and librarians to attend a Mutual Mentoring Team Spotlight event focused on Advancing Anti-Racist and Culturally Aware Pedagogy on Tuesday, February 27th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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"Dear colleagues, I hope you are staying warm! Welcome back - I hope that the winter intercession was a recuperative and rewarding time for you. This spring, OFD will create some wonderful spaces for renewal and connection."

Dr. Rebecca Dingo, left and Dr. Jason Hooper, right

The Office of Faculty Development is excited to announce two new team members! Dr. Rebecca Dingo and Dr. Jason Hooper join the Office of Faculty Development this spring as Senior Fellow and Associate Directors.

Announcing Spring 2024: OFD Scholars

The Office of Faculty Development is happy to announce its first cohort of OFD Scholars for Spring 2024.