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The Faculty Advancement Network (FAN) is a 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 peer institutions who agree: realizing a diverse and inclusive professoriate is a systemic challenge that demands cooperative solutions. The group is working to reimagine the norms, structures, policies, and programs that shape university cultures and the academic workforce. Since 2020, FAN has hosted a number of Inclusive Leadership Workshops, open to all consortium members. This year a series of virtual workshops on navigating sensitive topics and handling difficult conversations is open to faculty from member institutions. FAN also hosts the Institute on Inquiry, Equity and Leadership in the Academic DepartmentEach year member institutions may nominate up to 5 department chairs or other senior academic leaders as Fellows to this institute. 

Stanford FAN Leadership Institute Fellows 

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 2022-23 FAN Leadership Institute Cohort:  
Three faculty leaders were selected for the 2022-2023 inaugural cohort of Faculty Advancement Network Leadership Institute Fellows.  The 2022-2023 fellows took 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

 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 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