Pitt Law Hosts Workshop for Under-represented Faculty

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law partnered with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, to host Thriving in the Academy: Building Communities of Inclusion Support and Accountability for Under-Represented Faculty Members.

This faculty workshop addressed the unique concerns of under-represented faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Anthony Ocampo, faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Sociology at California State Polytechnic University and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, served as the facilitator. His research and teaching focuses on immigration, race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality.

Participants learned to identify the common challenges under-represented faculty face in the Academy, specific strategies for increasing productivity, serving strategically, teaching efficiently, and building strong and healthy professional relationships, and how to connect with communities of support and accountability.

Additional sponsors included the University of Pittsburgh’s Provost Office, Year of Diversity, School of Public Health, University Center for International Studies, School of Social Work, School of Arts and Sciences, Center for Urban Education, Department of Africana Studies, African Studies Program.