Related Committees and Offices

Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Harvard Public Affairs and Communications facilitates the University's relationships with neighboring communities; local, state, and federal government; the media; and the general public. HPAC manages the University's homepage, the Harvard Gazette, and Harvard's Information Center.

FAS Senior Advisor on Faculty Development

Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, is the Senior Advisor on Faculty Development to Claudine Gay, the Edgerley Family Dean of the FAS. Professor Banaji works with FAS departments, SEAS areas, and deans to promote best practices in faculty search and promotion processes and to strengthen the professional climate for all faculty. Professor Banaji can be reached at

FAS Office of Communications

The FAS Office of Communications handles media inquiries, develops publications, and can provide media training and advice to faculty interacting with the press.

FAS Development Office

The FAS Development Office works with faculty and deans to ensure that academic planning aligns productively with fundraising. The Development Office oversees the Campaign for Arts and Sciences, in consultation with FAS and University leadership.

Center for Workplace Development

The Center for Workplace Development offers a wide range of courses in technology, organizational management and leadership, and career development.

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.

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,