Faculty Development & Support

The University of Arizona is committed to providing resources to faculty that support and promote diversity and inclusion. From trainings on minimizing unconscious biases to professional development courses, here is a sample of the variety of programs offered at the UA.

Diversity Training

Diversity and Unconscious Bias in the Academy
Offered through the Office of the Provost, this seminar summarizes the latest research on how unconscious bias affects academic careers and offers strategies to minimize the impact of these biases.

Preventing Discrimination and Harassment
This online training teaches important principles and skills through a series of scenarios and activities to enhance your educational and working relationships.

Safe Zone
This campus-wide training program introduces participants to the experiences of the LGBTQ community and provides tips on being a source of support.

Funding Opportunities

Commission on the Status of Women: Mini-Grants 
The commission provides small grants for faculty, staff and student projects that promote equity and inclusion. The maximum award amount per project is $1,500.

Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry: Faculty Collaboration Grants
Faculty in the Colleges of Fine Art, Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences are invited to apply for these seed grants, which offer funding for creative and interdisciplinary research projects.

Faculty Seed Grants (FSG)
This program, specifically designed to help faculty with eight years or less experience since their initial appointment, awards up to $10,000 on a short-term, one-time basis to jump-start worthwhile projects.

UA Foundation: Grant, Information, Facilitation and Training (GIFT) Center
The GIFT Center helps UA faculty and staff with charitable grant-seeking efforts, fundraising and proposal writing.

Find more funding opportunities.

Professional Development

Professional Development and Organizational Effectiveness
Benefits-eligible employees can find a variety of professional development courses on topics such as leadership and management.

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs: Programs
Social events and workshops for faculty are offered on a variety of topics annually, such as crafting a successful grant proposal and increasing scholarly productivity.

Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA)
OIA provides offers UA instructors information, services and workshops to support and enhance all aspects of the teaching process.