Mentoring & Professional Development

"The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM" (National Academies Guide)

From "The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM" guide: "In December 2017, the National Academies assembled the Committee on the Science of Effective Mentoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine to produce a new consensus study on evidence-based approaches to mentorship in STEMM for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To inform the committee’s deliberations and supplement an intensive literature review, the committee convened 3 public workshops and held 18 listening sessions. The committee incorporated the output of these evidence-gathering activities throughout the report and in this online guide. This website highlights the key lessons from the committee’s 22 months of work." 

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.

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,