News and Announcements

Senior Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion Wilmore Webley will host the Spring 2024 Faculty of Color Dinner from 5-7 p.m. in the Marriott Center on the 11th floor of the Campus Center.

The Office of the Provost, in collaboration with the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Graduate School, has awarded 15 UMass Amherst graduate students and faculty members funding to attend the 2024 Faculty Women of Color in the Academy national conference, April 11-14 in Arlington, Virginia.

Chancellor Javier Reyes has announced that Fouad Abd-El-Khalick has been selected as the university’s next Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

All UMass Amherst faculty members engaged in Classroom Equity Action Plan work are encouraged to drop into the open forum at any time between 3-4:30 p.m. to share their unique perspectives and experiences and reflect on the faculty’s overall approach to teaching.

A reminder from Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Farshid Hajir about the LMS transition.

The Office of the Provost’s Faculty Diversity unit, in partnership with UMass ADVANCE, will offer Strategies and Tactics for Retention through Inclusive Promotion Evaluation (STRIPE) training workshops for members of colleges, schools and department personnel committees through April 10.

Weekly STRIDE Workshops for the spring semester begin Feb. 21 and extend through April 18 in the Campus Center.

The Faculty Diversity Team in the Office of the Provost will host the first of two Spring 2024 Classroom Equity Action Plan Faculty Forums from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Great Hall on the second floor of Old Chapel.

UMass Amherst, an institutional sponsor for the 12th Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA) National Conference, is offering funding assistance to 10 faculty members and graduate students to attend the four-day event in Virginia this spring.

In an ongoing collaborative effort to support diversity, equity and inclusion in faculty recruitment and retention, the Faculty Diversity Team in the Office of the Provost has launched a new two-hour training program this month to promote best strategies and practices in evaluation and promotion processes.

Faculty who are engaged in Classroom Equity Action Plan work are invited to the open forum and can drop in to the Great Hall on the second floor of the Old Chapel any time between noon and 2 p.m.

Senior Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion Wilmore Webley is pleased to welcome a cohort of 32 faculty to the STRIDE Faculty Fellowship Program.