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.

2016-2017 SCFDDE Committee Members

Regina Austin, Law School, Chair
Rita Barnard, SAS/English
Kristen Feemster, PSOM/Pediatrics
Mauro Guillén, Wharton
Carmen Guerra, PSOM/ Medicine
John Keene, Design (PASEF rep.)
Mitch Marcus, SEAS/Computer & Information Systems
Gwendolyn Shaw, SAS/History of Art
Susan Yoon, GSE

Ex officio:
Senate Chair, Laura Perna, GSE
Senate Chair-Elect, Santosh Venkatesh, SEAS/ESE

SCFDDE Annual Reports

Report of the Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity, 2015-2016

Contact The Faculty Senate

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Office of the Faculty Senate

Box 9 College Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303

(215) 898-6943

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