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The Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement (OFDDE), led by Vice Provost Matt Snipp, supports the faculty through a variety of programs and initiatives. OFDDE  assists in faculty recruitment and retention efforts to ensure that Stanford has an excellent and diverse faculty. The office works with deans, chairs and search committees in their outreach efforts to develop talented and diverse applicant pools and to enable equitable review processes. OFDDE also serves as a central resource for faculty recruits, newly hired faculty and early career faculty in their transition to the Stanford community and on their journey towards tenure.  

We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy in these exceptional times. Please visit the OFD COVID-19 Resources and keep in mind the services of the Faculty Staff Help Center and  the WorkLife Office, albeit limited by current public health ordinances. In order to better support you at this time, we are asking for your feedback as our office is actively working together with our campus partners and University leadership to address your needs and issues.  Please use the link above to contact us, or email:

IDEAL Provostial Fellows for Studies in Race and Ethnicity

The Office of the Provost at Stanford University is pleased to announce that it is seeking to appoint four to five early career fellows engaged in the study of race and ethnicity. This is an ambitious plan to support the work of early-career researchers, who will lead the next generation of scholarship in race and ethnicity and whose work will point the way forward for reshaping race relations in America. These fellowships may be in any school of the University. Selection criteria includes the originality and quality of the research, as well as demonstrated potential for intellectual achievement. These early career fellows will be selected by a committee of Stanford faculty appointed by the Provost. The term of these fellowships is three years.

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Community Hour on Sunday, Nov 8 at 1pm PST

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Eddie Glaude, Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, will be our special guest on the Community Hour on Sunday, Nov 8 at 1pm PST.  Professor Glaude is the author of Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America.  Glaude is a columnist for Time Magazine and a regular MSNBC contributor on programs including Morning Joe.

Legal Planning in a Crisis on Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11 AM - 12:30 PM PST

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Legal Planning in a Crisis: What You Need to Make Sure You and Your Family Are Safe

Guest hosts: Michael and Mark Gilfix, Gilfix and La Poll Associates, and Paula Wolfson, Avenidas Care Partners

Now more than ever, it is critical to understand the steps to take to ensure that you and your family are legally covered in a health crisis. Have you identified someone who can act on your behalf if you are hospitalized? Make your health decisions for you? Manage your finances? Discuss treatment plans with your doctors? This workshop will cover the three key documents that everyone needs, the decisions that must be made, and the steps to take to establish, or update these key documents.