News

conversation bubbles

OFD is forming a new internal advisory board to provide a forum for faculty and librarians to share their ideas and perspectives and to help shape priorities and programming.

photo of W E B Du Bois Library

2023-24 CLF proposal areas include one opportunity with Student Affairs and Campus Life and up to three opportunities within Academic Affairs. Applications from interested full-time tenured faculty, full-time senior lecturers, and full-time librarians on continuing appointments are due by Feb. 1, 2023.

photo of Dr. Rebecca Dingo

As a Chancellor's Leadership Fellow, English professor Rebecca Dingo is launching a project to learn more about the scholarly writing supports available to faculty at UMass Amherst.

Distinguished University Professor and Provost Emeritus John McCarthy

OFD will present “Leading for Change in Your Department and Beyond,” a discussion-based workshop designed to help all faculty and librarians create change on campus. The event, part of OFD’s LEAF (Leadership Essentials for All Faculty) Series, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 2:30–3:30 p.m. in the Hadley Room of the Campus Center.

charts from COACHE gender differences report

The special focus report, "Gendered Experiences of Faculty at UMass Amherst," highlights the differences in satisfaction of women and men in the interrelated areas of tenure and promotion, promotion to full professor, and workload equity.

fall campus photo

The Office of Faculty Development is accepting applications for the newly-bargained Mid-Career Post-Tenure Fellowship, to be taken during the 2023-2024 academic year in accordance with Article 15.16 of the collective bargaining agreement between UMass Amherst and the Massachusetts Society of Professors.

New Faculty Orientation 2022

From New Faculty Orientation and the First Year, First Friday series to an outdoor “Community Coffee and Cider” event, OFD is offering programming to support new faculty in their transition to the UMass Amherst community.

2022 Chancellor's Leadership Fellows: Rebecca Dingo, Ken Kleinman, Tammy Rahhal

Rebecca Dingo, Professor of English, Ken Kleinman, Professor and Associate Chair of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Tammy Rahhal, Senior Lecturer II and Associate Chair of Teaching and Chief Undergraduate Advisor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, have been awarded Chancellor’s Leadership Fellowships within Academic Affairs for the 2022-23 academic year.

Dr. Leyla Keough-Hameed

Michelle Budig, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, has announced the appointment of Dr. Leyla Keough-Hameed to the position of Director of Faculty Development in the Office of Faculty Development. The appointment is effective September 4, 2022.

HERS President Dr. Gloria Thomas

The newest UMass Amherst HERS Leadership Institute cohort was recognized at the 2022 Celebration of UMass Amherst HERS Women Leaders. Marking the 50th anniversary of HERS as an organization, the celebration featured remarks from HERS President Gloria Thomas and UMass Amherst HERS alumnae Elena Carbone and Sara Littlecrow-Russell.

Five College Publishing Day moderators and panelists

Five College Publishing Day 2022, a collaborative publishing event for faculty from the Pioneer Valley’s neighboring academic institutions, featured six remote sessions led by moderators and panelists from a wide array of publishing backgrounds from within the Five Colleges and beyond.

Angela C.M. de Oliveira

Michelle Budig, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, has announced the appointment of Angela C.M. de Oliveira, Professor of Resource Economics and Interim Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, to the position of Associate Provost for Faculty Development in the Office of Faculty Development.