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The Faculty Advancement Network (FAN) is a new consortium of national research universities collaborating to advance diversity and inclusion in the American professoriate.

The consortium members are leaders in faculty affairs, advancement, development, diversity, and inclusion across twelve institutions who agree: realizing a diverse and inclusive professoriate is a systemic challenge that demands cooperative solutions. We are working across “silos” to identify collaborations of consequence that reimagine the norms, structures, policies, and programs that shape university cultures and the academic workforce.

FAN Leadership Institute Kick-Off Meeting attendees seated at tables in a large room listening to a speaker

Since 2020, FAN has hosted a number of Inclusive Leadership Workshops, open to all consortium members. In Fall 2022, FAN began hosting the Institute on Inquiry, Equity and Leadership in the Academic DepartmentMember institutions may nominate up to 5 department chairs or other senior academic leaders as Fellows to this institute.

Stanford Ivy+ Provost Leadership Fellows 

Three faculty leaders were selected for the inaugural cohort of Ivy Faculty Advancement Network Leadership Fellows.  The 2022-2023 Ivy fellows will take part in the FAN Institute on Inquiry, Equity and Leadership in the Academic Department.

From left: Prof. Melissa Bondy, Prof. Pamela Hinds, Prof. Jonathan Payne

Stanford 2022-23 FAN Leadership Institute Cohort   

Melissa Bondy, Chair of Epidemiology and Population Health, SOM   
Pamela Hinds, Chair of Management Science and Engineering, SOE   
Jonathan Payne, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, SDSS

Stanford 2023-24 FAN Leadership Institute Cohort:

Sarah Billington, Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, which is joint with the School of Engineering and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability   
Noah Diffenbaugh, Chair of Earth Systems Science. Noah is Kara J Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment   
Haiyan Lee, Walter A. Haas Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, William and Dorothy Kaye University Fellow in Undergraduate Education   
Jonathan Taylor, Department Chair and Professor of Statistics

Stanford 2023-2025 FAN Ivy+ Mellon Leadership Fellow:

Fiona Griffiths, Professor of History and, by courtesy, of Religious Studies and of German Studies, History Department

Stanford is a founding member of the Faculty Advancement Network. For more information please contact Susan Drange, associate vice provost, OFDDE and a member of FAN's Executive Committee.

Learn more about the Faculty Advancement Network

Faculty Advancement Network centers equity-minded leadership - Stanford Report