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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.


Eileen McCoy Whang, Dependent Care Consultant will discuss
Eldercare October 20

Public Voices Fellowship Program
Watch the Cornell Cast video


A new research fund for women in the life sciences is established by a generous gift from Joan Poyner 65 and Ronald H. Schwartz 65.

19th Alice H. Cook and Constance E. Cook Recognition Awards presented March 10, 2015

New protocols aim to ensure diverse hiring pool for faculty
by Anne Ju

With faculty retiring in droves, Cornell is looking to recruit and retain the brightest and most diverse generation of new faculty the university has ever seen.

To support that process, the university is implementing new search accountability oversight read more

Associate Professor Orientation video

CU Africana Forum on Ferguson
The killing of an unarmed Michael Brown on August 9 has triggered a national dialogue of passion and protest. On Wednesday, September 10, the Cornell Africana Studies and Research Center and Cornell Law School held a forum to examine some of the reasons for - and the consequences of - that killing. The forum can be accessed at this link

Cornell professor included in black oral history effort
‘History Makers’ captures the stories of over 2,500 prominent African Americans
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ADVANCEments in Science Lecture--Cornell Cast
Debora Spar, President of Barnard College
Author of Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection

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