At the University of Arizona, Diversity and Inclusion develops skills that are crucial to succeed in today’s global marketplace. We provide accessible, engaging environments that inspire creativity, enhance our ability to think critically and challenge us to fully realize our leadership potential. As a result, we approach some of society’s most complex problems without hesitation, enriched by many perspectives and challenge the status quo to achieve excellence in our teaching, research, and service.
Diversity and Inclusion: College of Medicine
Welcome to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at the College of Medicine! Created in 2012, ODI was established to lead the college’s current diversity and inclusion efforts for students, residents, faculty and staff as well initiating, coordinating and evaluating new programs to create a comprehensive network of diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Commission on the Status of Women
The Commission on the Status of Women is a well-established advocacy arm of the University of Arizona that actively champions a just, equitable and inclusive campus. We shape policy, address current needs and promote the advancement of all gender identities.
We are women and men. We are faculty, appointed professionals, classified staff and graduate students. We are the University's stewards of equity and inclusion.
Dr. Laura Hunter, Program and Research Manager, explores unconscious bias, the confidence gap, and career trajectories for women in the academic world. Dr. Hunter provides insight and advice for navigating these issues and more. Introduction by Dr. Linda Nelson, Director of Faculty Development.
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. Because the University of Arizona is an Institutional Member, all of our faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are granted free membership.
NCFDD provides a variety of virtual programs and resources including:
• Weekly Monday Motivator
• Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
• Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
• Access to Multi-Week Courses
• A private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring & problem-solving
• Accountability Buddy Matches
• Moderated Writing Challenges
• Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and
Potential benefits include:
• Greater success with publications and securing external funding for research
• Increased confidence as an independent researcher and scholar
• Healthier personal and professional relationships with departmental colleagues
• Increased interactions with external mentors, sponsors, and collaborators
• Increased job satisfaction and retention
We encourage you to claim your free membership by following these steps:
1. Visit www.FacultyDiversity.org/Join and select University of Arizona from the list of
2. On the institution’s landing page, click “Activate Your Membership.”
3. Complete the registration process, and be sure to use your institutional email address
4. You will receive an email prompting you to activate your account.