Faculty Senate of the University of Pennsylvania

The Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity (SCFDDE)

The Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity consists of at least six members. The Faculty Senate Chair and Chair-Elect serve ex officio. The Penn Association for Senior and Emeritus Faculty (PASEF) also appoints a non-voting member.

The Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity (i) identifies and promotes best practices for faculty developments, mentoring, and work environment to facilitate faculty success at all career levels; (ii) evaluates and advocates processes for faculty recruitment, promotion, and retention that promote diversity, equity, and work/life balance for the faculty; (iii) monitors the status of faculty development, mentoring, diversity, and equity; and (iv) issues periodic reports on the activities and findings of the committee and make recommendations for implementation.

2018-2019 SCFDDE Committee Members

Carmen Guerra, PSOM/Medicine, Chair
Nelson Flores, Graduate School of Education
Jorge Gálvez, PSOM/Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Mauro Guillén, Wharton
Michael Jones-Correa, SAS/Political Science
Irina Marinov, SAS/Earth and Environmental Science
Kate Nathanson, PSOM/Medicine
Dagmawi Woubshet, SAS/English

Ex officio:
PASEF Representative, John Keene, Design
Senate Chair-Elect, Steven Kimbrough, Wharton
Senate Chair, Jennifer Pinto-Martin, Nursing

SCFDDE Annual Reports

Report of the Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity, 2017-2018

Report of the Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity, 2016-2017

Contact The Faculty Senate

Fisher Hall

Office of the Faculty Senate

Box 9 College Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303

(215) 898-6943

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