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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."

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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.

2024-25 Chancellor's Leadership Fellowships

The Office of Faculty Development announces the opening of the nomination and application process for Chancellor’s Leadership Fellowships for the 2024-25 academic year.  

Mutual Mentoring Grants

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2024-25 Mutual Mentoring Grant Program. Online proposals are being accepted now through March 1, 2024. 

Accepting Applications: OFD Scholars with a digital icon of books

The Office of Faculty Development is accepting applications for a unique cohort of scholars. 

Available Now - OFD On Demand

OFD On Demand has officially launched, a new online resource providing video training and information for faculty and librarians

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Faculty can make use of this tool for their research and teaching.  

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The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) has announced the special focus report on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Faculty Job Satisfaction at UMass Amherst, the final report in a series of three special focus reports based on the findings from UMass Amherst's 2020 COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey.

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The Office of Faculty Development is accepting applications for the Mid-Career Post-Tenure Fellowship, to be taken during the 2024-2025 academic year in accordance with Article 15.16 of the collective bargaining agreement between UMass Amherst and the Massachusetts Society of Professors. 
 

Faculty and Librarian Commons Closed October 26 -31

Starting on Thursday, October 26th at 4:00 p.m. through Tuesday, October 31st at 10:00 a.m., the Faculty and Librarian Commons will be closed for renovations.

Applications due September 22

Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Angela C. M. de Oliveira, seeks two faculty leaders to join her team in the Office of Faculty Development. These Associate Directors of Faculty Development will contribute to positive institutional change through faculty development programming and internal research.