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The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity (OFDD), provides a range of resources, training and support for deans, department chairs and individual faculty members in the areas of faculty development and diversity. OFDD works with deans, chairs and search committees to improve recruitment and retention practices and to increase diversity in faculty hiring.  It provides guidance to the academic leadership and to individual faculty members on mentoring and the tenure and promotion processes.  OFDD offers a variety of professional development programming and grants opportunities for faculty.  The office actively collaborates with the Division of Human Resources, the Dean of the Faculty, and other offices on campus in its efforts to support the success and wellbeing of all faculty members.

The office is led by John Siliciano, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and Yael Levitte, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.


New Faculty Orientation

Faculty of Color Happy Hour
Monday, September 22

Women Faculty Happy Hour
Tuesday, September 30


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‘History Makers’ captures the stories of over 2,500 prominent African Americans
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ADVANCEments in Science Lecture--Cornell Cast
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Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
122 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: 607.255.6867
Fax: 607.255.4672