Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development & Diversity (FD&D) serves as Harvard University’s central faculty affairs office. Working closely with colleagues across the University, it oversees and guides institutional policies and practices in all areas of faculty affairs. FD&D holds events throughout the year to advance faculty members' professional development, foster discussion on issues of interest to faculty, and build community.

Navigating Harvard: Teaching and Advising Resources for Non-Ladder Faculty

"Navigating Harvard," which takes place in August, is a one-day orientation for new associate senior lecturers, Benjamin Peirce Fellows, Briggs-Copeland Lecturers, College Fellows, lecturers, preceptors, and visiting faculty that focuses on Harvard policies, benefits, and resources for teaching and advising in the FAS. For more information, please click on the link above.

Standing Committee on Women (FAS)

The Standing Committee on Women (SCW) supports women faculty at the FAS. It helps women advance in their careers, address work-life issues, and build a strong community. The SCW fulfills its mission through events and by working with departments, areas, divisions, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the administration to bring about structural change. For information on SCW events (many of which are by invitation only), please contact Andrea McDonough,

FAS New Faculty Institute

Each August, the NFI provides a two-day orientation for new ladder and senior faculty in the FAS, including overviews of Harvard resources, workshops on teaching and course development, and information on topics ranging from the undergraduate curriculum to mentoring and career development. Additional information on the program is sent to incoming faculty at the start of each summer.

Research Management Series

This workshop series, co-organized by Cristy McGoff, Research Integrity Officer in FAS Research Administration Services, and the FAS Office for Faculty Affairs, offers practical advice on aspects of scientific management for FAS faculty in the sciences, social sciences, and SEAS who are on the tenure-track or were recently promoted to tenure. For more information on the Faculty Scientific Management Series in AY 2018-2019, please contact Zoe Fonseca-Kelly, Assistant Dean for Science,, or Cristy McGoff,